May 10 - 18, 2013 in the Wood Studio Theatre
by Jeffrey Hatcher
directed by Ed Griffith
Co-produced with The Genesius Guild
The Inaugural Production in the Edith B. Wood Studio (upstairs at Chicago Street). Accessibility is limited. You must climb stairs to the 2nd floor. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope someday to have an elevator!
CST is thrilled to bring this fast-paced drama to our intimate studio space.
Paris, 1941. Pablo Picasso has been summoned from his favorite café by German occupation forces to a storage vault across the city for an interrogation. His questioner: Miss Fischer, a beautiful "cultural attaché" from Berlin. Her assignment: discover which of the three Picasso paintings recently "confiscated" by the Nazis from their Jewish owners are real. The ministry of propaganda has planned an exhibit, and only the great artist himself can attest to their authenticity. At first Picasso agrees to her request, confirming that the three pictures are indeed his own. But when Miss Fischer reveals that the "exhibition" is actually a burning of "degenerate art," Picasso becomes desperate to save his work and engages in a pressurized negotiation with the equally determined and wily Miss Fischer to hold on to two of his precious "children" while consigning the third to the flames. A cat-and-mouse drama about art, politics, sex and truth, with a twist at its climax.
Read more about A Picasso on the CST Blog.
"Artful, remarkable and genuinely dramatic, with impressive sensitivity and wit." —NY Daily News
"Sex, art, Nazis, and a classy twentieth-century icon.. Expertly done." —Star-Ledger
"An intense confrontational drama." —Miami Herald
Tickets only $10
or call (219) 464-1636, ext. 1
Maggie Reister-Walters as Miss Fischer
Larry Hinken as Pablo Picasso