From the Writer of Billy Elliot, a Play About the Power of Art: The Pitman Painters
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The last date listed for The Pitman Painters was Sunday May 20, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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In this taut, twisty -- and timely -- thriller by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, a successful American investment banker named Nick finds himself in the clutches of a militant Islamic group in Pakistan, who're demanding a $10 million dollar ransom. But when the deal to free him suddenly falls through, Nick is forced to try and raise the money on his own. His subsequent stock-market wheeling and dealing -- and eye-opening lessons on the financial markets -- begin to sink in for his eager-to-learn captors, with truly terrifying results. Akhtar, author of the acclaimed novel American Dervish, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Disgraced. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from FrankCatalanoRed Velvet
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Great examination of our relationship to art, no matter who we are, in the core story. Good cast and staging. The only weakness comes in the final scene, in which it becomes clear the playwright really didn't know how to end the narrative and it just meanders to a flat close. But overall, worth seeing: humorous, dramatic and thought-provoking (without being heavy handed) on what "art" means.
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Compelling performance by all - Joseph P. McCarthy, R. Hamilton Wright, Christine Marie Brown, Jason Marr, Frank Lawler, Daniel Brockley, Morgan Rowe and Charles Leggett. Great staging by Kurt Beattie to engage all parts of the audience. ...continued
The show’s running time is one hour and 30 minutes and includes one intermission.
This play contains brief nudity. (“Blink and you’ll miss it,” ACT assures us.)
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