Friday, December 23, 2005

Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein

by Marty Martin,
performed as a staged reading bt Katherine Burkman, Directed by Jane Cottrell Sunday, February 12, 2pm Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center 1125 College Avenue

In this imaginary monologue, set on the eve of Gertrude Stein's eviction from the famous studio at 27 rue de Fleures, where Stein and her companion Alice B. Toklas, entertained the major modern artists and writers of the "20s and '30s, the artists she nurtured come alive, often in Stein's own words. Meet Hemingway, Picasso, Matisse, Duncan, and Dali. Leran about Stein's cubist style of writing, which broke boundaries for all writers. making her a pioneering woman in her time! Originally perfromed by Pat Carroll, who commissioned the play, GERTRUDE STEIN GERTRUDE STEIN GERTRUDE STEIN won the 1980 Outer Critics Circle Award as the outstanding production of a play off-Broadway.

"Katherine Burkman disappears into a character whose largeness of spirit and courage come through... in the end this portrait of a woman is as cubist as Stein and Picasso would have liked."
--Jeanne Colleran, Professor, Department of English at John Carroll University

Tickets: $15 or $10 for students/seniors/members of JCC. Call 614 457 6580 for tickets/info.


Mascorrolandia said...

Yay! I'm thrilled to see that Marty Martin's "Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein" is still making the rounds. The playwright is the uncle of a close friend of mine, and a top guy and hoot, to boot. He and his partner Albert Acosta are two of the most fabulous people you'd ever hope to meet. I'll be sure to send them your link!

charbits said...

Hey, thanks for the comment, I'll pass it on