Shadows of Men

Updated: Mar 8

By Colin Speer Crowley

Presented by Altered Shakespeare

Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Shadows of Men is a two-hour historical drama about the search by novelist John Dos Passos for his dear friend, Jose Robles, who mysteriously disappeared during the struggles and turmoil of the Spanish Civil War. The obsessive searching by Dos Passos grates on the nerves of his literary colleagues, especially the acerbic Ernest Hemingway, who finds Dos Passos's focus on friendship rather pedestrian when democracy itself is at stake. Dos Passos, however, remains single-minded in pursuit of his friend, despite the all-encompassing, ever-maddening clarion call of ideology, but the end of his journey may take him to a destination he never wanted to visit.

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