What Audiences are Saying about Visiting Cezanne
"This play moved me greatly and brought me to tears at times. Needless to say your story pushed many emotions in my own life as an artist. Your research on Paul Cezanne was cunning. Thanks for a wonderful theatrical experience."
- George Woodall, veteran Seattle artist
"This beautifully directed and acted production of Visiting Cezanne plumbs its characters with precision and tenderness. Duane Kelly’s work has the gentle mastery and heartfulness you might expect of Horton Foote, and comic plot twists that would make Alan Ayckbourn proud. It doesn’t get better than this."
- Brad Warren, Writer and Editor
"So inspiring for artists."
- Eleanor Moseley Pollnow, Seattle actress and playwright
"I don’t want to overload you too much with flattery (or maybe I do)... we talked about the play all the way driving home (and in a good way). Did I tell you we live 45 minutes away?"
- Paul Sobrie, Seattle actor
"Because of attending the play my husband has started writing again. It was so inspirational that after not writing for a year he is again at it! We both loved the play."
"Surprising and beautiful with a lovely French essence."
- Janet "Elle" Raynor, scholar and performer of French cabaret music
What represents failure and success for artists? Unknown painter Nora Baker visits the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 2016. From there she travels to an artist’s studio in southern France in 1900. Nora desperately wants to get back to 2016 but Paul Cezanne, another obscure artist with his own problems, is not being helpful. Also ensnared in Nora’s crisis are Cezanne’s gardener and an art historian from Utah.
Tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets - click here. Performance schedule is at the Dates/Tickets page or click here. Ticket prices $16 to $20. Tickets can also be purchased at the door (depending on availability).
Artist Leads Post-Play Discussions
Kimberly Trowbridge, renowned Seattle artist and Cezanne scholar, will discuss Cezanne following performances on March 22 and the March 31 matinee.
Kimberly is a plein-air painter, a figure painter, an installation artist, a performer, and a lecturer on color theory. She received her MFA from the University of Washington in 2006. She is the Director of the Trowbridge Atelier of Painting, at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle. She leads painting tours in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Twisp, WA. She is a passionate scholar of Modernism, with special devotion to the works of Cezanne and Matisse. This May she will be an Artist-in-Residence at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island.