Saturday January 4, 2014 / 2:30pm (Preview)The Old Masters
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The Old Masters is a cerebral play well produced by the Washington Stage Guild. Set in Florence on the eve of World War II, it deals with the strained relations between two historical figures, art historian Bernard Berenson and art dealer Joseph Duveen. Both, in one way or another, played important roles in the foundation of the collections that formed Washingfon's National Gallery. It is a play without a lot of action and is best suited for those who enjoy well-acted, well-written dialogue. The cast is all excellent. But the stage really lights up with the entrance of Conrad Feininger in the role of Duveen.