New York City
Donald Margulies’ Obie Award winning and Pulitzer Prize nominated play Sight Unseen is the story of an artist as superstar, plunged into the exorbitant hype of the American art world where a publicist is as necessary as a brush and canvas.
During a trip to dreary England, Jonathan journeys to the village where his former lover lives with her British husband. As archaeologists, their spare existence is spent sifting through the rubbish of former cultures to uncover truths from the past. Patricia, his ex, has never forgiven him for leaving her, Nick, Patricia’s husband, despises him and the kind of art he produces. The subsequent struggle embodies the unreconciled passions of the past.
In taut scenes that dart from past to present and back, the characters are forced to deal with the unanswerable question of anti-Semitism, the sadness of lost love, the role of the artist and the location of the human soul at the end of a century with and uncertain future.
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