A Picasso is a cat-and-mouse suspense drama exploring the role of art, the artist and the beholder in a world gone mad during the Nazi occupation of Paris in WWII.
Set in a vault under the streets of German-occupied Paris in 1941, A Picasso pits the famous artist against Miss Fischer, a cultural attaché from Berlin A tango of sex, politics and power ensues.
Stephen Cooper returns to play Pablo Picasso,fresh from his role as Mr Rice in the theater’s recent production of Molly Sweeney. Newton Nomadic Theater founder Linda Goetz (Faith Healer, Beauty Queen of Leenane) is back in the role of the Miss Fischer.
The opening weekend’s two performances are in a perfect location, an artist’s (Patty Simon) studio in Newton Highlands. We’re particularly delighted because this is the first time the theater will be performing in Newton Highland.
This is the 2nd time these actors have come together for A Picasso. Here’s a quote from the last time they performed together:
“It’s ain’t easy to surprise this sometimes jaded theatre veteran. Yet last night I had the pleasure to be amidst an audience that sat in stunned silence at the close of a preview performance at Salem Theatre Company. Literally, no one moved! Then ever so slowly we turned to look at each shaking our heads in disbelief.”
Each performance will also feature a mini-exhibition of paintings from the Museum Of Bad Art, specially chosen for their connection to the themes of A Picasso.