An Art Critic and a Dealer Battle in the New Drama The Old Masters
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The last date listed for The Old Masters was Sunday February 9, 2014 / 2:30pm.
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Elling is 40, suffers from autism, and has lived with his mother most of his life. Kjell is sex-crazed and simpleminded. In the whimsical comedy Elling, these two unlikely roommates must transition from an asylum to a shared apartment in Oslo, where a series of offbeat adventures unfolds. As the misfits learn to cope with life on the outside, Elling finds strength in writing poetry, his untapped literary ambition becoming a strange and moving pathway to leading a normal life. Produced by the acclaimed Washington Stage Guild, Elling is a stage adaptation of a series of novels by the internationally renowned Norwegian author Ingvar Ambjornsen. A movie version of this material was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002. Learn More
Recommend Arcadia for dinner ($$$) - it's just around the corner at 9th & New York Ave. Parking is crazy. We found a spot on 10th, there are parking lots, but check what's happening at the convention center and plan travel/parking time accordingly.dining • Feb 03 2014 star this tip starred
Reviews & Ratings
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Although it starts slowly, this play becomes more and more engrossing as it unfolds. Especially interesting is the additional background information on the painting in question on display in the lobby at the end of the show.
Quotes & Highlights
“The best thing about director Laura Giannarelli’s straightforward, handsomely designed production … is how unimpressed the actors are by the highbrow talk. They keep an easy humor in the air, even as they let you know that between all these operators, there’s blood on the floor.” -Washington Post
"_"Simon Gray’s thoroughly enjoyable drama The Old Masters_ is indeed about important art. It’s also about the art of the deal. But mostly it’s about the interdependent professional relationship (and sometimes friendship) between famed art historian Bernard Berenson and the equally famous art dealer Joseph Duveen. Washington Stage Guild’s take on Gray’s 2004 work currently playing at the intimate Undercroft Theatre features a very capable cast in a production straightforwardly staged by Laura Giannarelli." —Washington Blade
“The Old Masters takes us into a world that seems far removed from our own lives, but which, by virtue of the issues it raises and aided by a highly skilled cast and crew helmed by director Laura F. Giannarelli, a Stage Guild founding member who has regularly appeared on both sides of the footlights, often succeeds in drawing us into it. Giannarelli manages to mine much of the ‘gold’ from the script and her actors, making for a generally absorbing nearly three hours.” -DC Metro Theater Arts (4.5 stars)
By Simon Gray
Directed by Laura Giannarelli
Featuring Conrad Feininger, David Jackson, Jewell Robinson, Steven Carpenter and Thomasin Savaiano
About the Ticket Supplier: Washington Stage Guild
The Washington Stage Guild produces eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit – plays from all periods of world drama enacted by a classical ensemble with a contemporary sensibility – rare plays, well done!