— Lee Hall's acclaimed play makes its American premiere.
|On Sale||aug 30, 2010|
|Preview||sep 14, 2010|
|Opening||sep 30, 2010|
|Closing||dec 12, 2010|
2hrs. 30mins. (1 Intermission)
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In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favor of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years, the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine.
What Is The Pitmen Painters Like?
The action is set in the miners’ dark, empty meeting room, which by the end of the evening is filled with reproductions of the real-life Ashington Group’s paintings. Three onstage screens display projections of individual paintings as the characters critique each other’s work. Although ...