HART presents 'A Picasso'

Arts & Entertainment
250 Pigeon St., Waynesville
Mar 31, 2017
7:30 PM

Coming next to the Feichter Studio at HART as part of the theatre’s Winter play festival, the drama A Picasso by Jeffrey Hatcher.  The play is set in 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.

The play is being directed by David Yeates and will feature Julie Kinter and Stephen Gonya.  The play received rave reviews when it premiered in 2003 at the Philadelphia Theater Company and later received its New York premier at the Manhattan Theater Club.

Performances are March 24 and 25 at 7:30pm and March 26 at 2pm with a possible hold over on March 31 and April 1 & 2. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students. The Harmons’ Den Bistro will be open for dining before the evening performances and for Sunday Brunch.  Patrons do not have to be attending the performance to dine in the Bistro.

Though Studio productions are general admission, reservations are recommended and shows often sell out. To make reservations for the play or for dinner call the HART box office at (828) 456-6322 or go online to www.harttheatre.org.  HART is located at 250 Pigeon St. in Waynesville.