SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
University Affairs Office
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2004
Contact: Tricia Boreta, Project Censored, (707) 664-2500
From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks: The Life and
Harry Bridges Project brings to life the story of the most powerful leader
in San Francisco labor history in an unusual production mixing history
and theatre at Sonoma State University.
Times of Harry Bridges Mixes History and Drama on March 26
British born actor Ian Ruskin will perform a one-man show portraying the
life and times of Harry Bridges, fiery San Francisco waterfront union
activist of the 1930s at 7p.m. on Friday, March 26 in the Cooperage,
"From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks: The Life and Times of Harry Bridges"
captures the emotion and the politics of the man as well as the era and
follow them through Bridges's blacklisting during the '50s McCarthy era.
The play covers his early years, the influences that formed his philosophy
and some of the major events in his life: the General Strike of 1934,
the forming of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and Bridge's
21-year struggle to become an American
Ruskin delivers an acclaimed dramatic monologue as the historical labor
leader, followed by a question and answer period.
The event is co-sponsored by Project Censored and Students for Media Democracy.
Tickets available at the door only are $5 students and $9 general admission.
For further information, contact Tricia Boreta at Project Censored, (707)
664-2500 or visit www.harrybridgesproject.org or www.projectcensored.org.
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Last Modified: 03/21/2004