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.
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