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The Originals present A PICASSO by Jeffrey Hatcher

  • Saco River Theatre 25 Salmon Falls Road Buxton, ME, 04093 United States (map)

Paris.  1941.  The emotionally volatile artist, Pablo Picasso (Dana Packard) has been summoned by German Occupation Leaders to a basement vault for questioning.  His interrogator is the tense and beautiful Miss Fischer (Jennifer Porter) a cultural attaché from Berlin.  Her assignment is to discover which, if any, of the three possibly Picasso paintings recently confiscated by the Nazis, is authentic. The Ministry of Propaganda has planned an exhibition and will trust only the great artist himself to confirm whether the works are genuine.  At first, Picasso seems to comply, but when Miss Fischer realizes he is not being entirely truthful with her, a perilous, high-stakes game of cat and mouse ensues between the two powerful adversaries, in this suspense-filled play about art, politics, sex, and truth.  Don’t miss this rare duo performance by the founders of The Originals, as they lead off their 26th season at SRT!

“Artful, remarkable and genuinely dramatic, with impressive sensitivity and wit.” – New York Daily News

Sex, art, Nazis, and a classy twentieth century icon, all wrapped up like a tasty cultural burrito.  Expertly done.”  – The Star-Ledger

Friday April 15 at 7:30
Saturday April 16 at 7:30
Sunday April 17 at 2:30

Thursday April 21 at 7:30
Friday April 22 at 7:30
Saturday April 23 at 7:30

Adults $20, Students & Seniors $18; April 21: Pay-what-you-can


Later Event: May 7