Monday, May 22, 2006


Be sure to mark this performance on your calendar!!! The play is sprinkled with many references to Picasso’s art—featuring Guernica quite prominently.

A World Premiere by Ariel Dorfman
Directed by John Dillon

Featuring Mitchell Hebert, Katherine Clarvoe, Saxon Palmer, Kathleen Coons, Bill Hamlin, Larry Redmond, Jim Jorgensen

Pay-What-You-Can Previews: Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 & Thursday, June 22 at 7:30

$25 Weekend Previews: Saturday, June 24 at 7:30
TICKETS: $15--40. Call Box Office Tickets (800) 494-TIXS or

The acclaimed author of Death and the Maiden unveils an extraordinary reimagining of Pablo Picasso living in a time of terror: What if Picasso didn't die in 1973 but was murdered by the Germans during the Occupation of Paris? And what if it wasn't Picasso's body that was murdered, but rather his soul? A work of dazzling innovation, romantic intrigue and probing dilemmas for our time.

BEHIND THE SCENES! The designer's Web site is worth a look! CLICK HERE to visit the Web site of Lewis Folden, the set designer for Picasso's Closet. You'll find photos of Picasso, Dora Maar, paintings by Picasso and Lewis' intricate models for our Picasso's Closet set.

LOCATION: Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center at 1529 16th Street NW in Washington, DC, 4 blocks east of Dupont Circle.


Immediately following many Sunday matinee performances, this discussion series brings together the finest panelists to explore issues of social, literary and political significance aimed at augmenting the playgoer’s experience. FREE with Picasso’s Closet ticket.

Sunday, July 2
Artists and Repression in Times of Terror
A panel exploring the choices—civic responsibility vs. and personal comfort—faced by artists under difficult circumstances.

Sunday, July 9
To Live or Die in Occupied France
A discussion of the realities and choices faced by artists, Jews, French citizens and others under Nazi occupation. With Ambassador of France Jean-David Levitte and Professor Renee Poznanski, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Sunday, July 16
Picasso – Can a Bad Man be a Good Artist? - A discussion of the psychological and philosophical dimensions of Picasso as human being and artist.

Sunday, July 23
5x5, Playwrights Respond to Picasso’s Closet
Email Hannah Hessel at for submission guidelines

Sunday, July 2, Noon-7:30 pm
Painting on the Steps
You to can be Pablo Picasso! Colored chalks will be provided for your own artistic explorations.

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