Round House Theatre Bethesda presents Permanent Collection, by Thomas Gibbons, directed by Timothy Douglas.
With its extraordinary collection of works by Cézanne and Matisse, eccentric millionaire Alfred Morris' art museum has long flourished in quiet obscurity. When its new African-American director discovers eight remarkable African sculptures tucked away in storage, he proposes to add them to the public galleries. He's opposed by the foundation's long-time education director, who's loyal to the late Dr. Morris' idiosyncratic instructions that absolutely nothing be changed. Spurred on by a zealous journalist, the clash escalates into a bitter public struggle for control.