What would it be like to sit at a table with Pablo Picasso for a verbal joust about art, sex and politics? With A Picasso, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher gives you a seat to experience the wit of the artist, the power of the persona, and his unflinching passion for his work. What is art? Who silences art? Can art survive fascism? Set in 1941, during the German occupation of Paris, Picasso is secreted to a dusty underground vault where he encounters a beautiful young Gestapo art critic-turned interrogator. The sexy inquisitor's job is to get Picasso to authenticate three of his paintings amidst the vault full of artwork confiscated by the Nazis. It's Picasso under pressure. Who will win this cat-and-mouse game? Meet the Picasso you never knew.
Gilbert Cates directs this two-hander, featuring Peter Michael Goetz and Roma Downey.