Thomas Paine (Gleason)

Bob Gleason as Thomas PainePortrayed by Bob Gleason

Bob Gleason introduces us to Thomas Paine, the mouthpiece of the Revolution. A firebrand who traveled the world to speak out against injustice, Paine wrote in Common Sense that “These are the times that try men’s souls.” His words inspired a tired and disheartened Colonial army of 4500 to continue fighting against a British army that numbered 30,000. This radical’s writings, include The Rights of Man, a work urging political rights for all men because of their innate equality, and The Age of Reason, a deist manifesto. The impassioned author championed the causes of the individual and of the mind, but his works made their author little money.

Outspoken, controversial, articulate and committed to social equality, Bob Gleason’s Thomas Paine is certain to spark discussion and evoke spirited discussion.

Invite Thomas Paine to your event:

• Educational Programs: Program with Press Conference for schools, museums, libraries and historical sites
• Parties: Mix & Mingle, Entertaining Toasts, Relevant Quotes, Photo Ops for corporate and private social events
• Pair with Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin
• Bob Gleason: Bio of Actor/Historian, Reenactor, or I