Picasso meets the Nazis – a play in Vancouver

October 16, 2009 § Leave a comment

A Picasso

Christina Schild as German cultural attaché Miss Fischer

This is a first for The Art Monitor, but A Picasso relates so well to the subjects approached here that made it relevant posting about a play. Set in Paris in 1941, it explores a tug of war between art and bureaucracy that is very ‘now’ for the Vancouver of 2009. American playwright Jeffrey Hatcher brings a 60-year-old Picasso in confrontation with a Nazi functionary to determine which of the three works of art in their possession are true Picassos for an art burning, giving him the right to chose one to be destroyed. A Picasso runs nightly through October 31st at Presentation House, Vancouver. The Province interviewed the main actor, Andrew Wheeler.

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