T.S. Eliot's The Elder Statesman: Politician's Past Revealed
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The last date listed for The Elder Statesman was Sunday May 19, 2013 / 2:30pm.
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Famed art critic Bernard Berenson and art dealer Joseph Duveen are locked in a heated argument over the creator of a Renaissance painting in the D.C. premiere of the London hit, Simon Gray's The Old Masters. Duveen travels to Berenson's villa outside Florence, Italy, where Berenson is trying to ignore the approach of WWII, to persuade him to change his mind about who actually painted the piece so he can sell it to art collector Andrew Mellon, who'll only buy it if it's by the right artist. Duveen has sold many of the works now in the National Gallery, and he's not willing to let this lucrative sale slip away from him. Learn More
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Quotes & Highlights
- “plenty of moments of humor … the success of the Stage Guild production lies in its straightforward presentation of an often brilliant text, and its strong cast … a production so good you’d wish there was more Eliot they could put on.” --MD Theatre Guide
- “sparkling banter along the way, in verse that’s light, conversational, and often—as when rest-home matron Lynn Steinmetz positively bellows ‘peace and quiet is our raison d’etre’”—pretty funny in Bill Largess’ nimble mounting.” --City Paper
About the Ticket Supplier: The Washington Stage Guild
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