The Seduction of Edgar Degas

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$20.00 single tickets; $14.00 59E59 members

About This Show

59E59 Theaters welcomes the return of playwright Le Wilhelm with the World Premiere of The Seduction of Edgar Degas. French artist Edgar Degas, considered one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, did not start out painting dancers. After seeing Eugenie Fiocre, considered to be the most beautiful woman in Paris, in the revolutionary ballet La Source, Degas desired nothing more than to paint her. Le Wilhelm, playwright of Maiden’s Progeny and The Hanging of Razor Brown, brings the unknown story of this seduction– the artist coming into his own and the dancer who showed him his life’s work.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: August 17, 2008 Final Performance: September 9, 2008
Location: 59E59 Theaters, New York City

59 E 59th St,

New York,

10022

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Theatermania Review

| | August 18, 2008
Le Wilhelm’s biographical sketch of the famous French artist is repetitive, badly directed, and unevenly acted.

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