A Teatro Pueblo Nuevo Production
Written By and Starring Herbert Siguenza
Directed by Todd Salovey
August 10 – 25, 2019
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Pablo Picasso
A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO finds the artist living in France in 1957 at the height of his celebrity and facing an unexpected high-profile commission to crank out six paintings and three vases over the course of a single weekend (“Who do you think I am — Dali?” he grouses on the phone to his art dealer). Picasso has grudgingly allowed a group of art students — the audience — to stay at his home/studio while his family is away, a serviceable premise allowing Siguenza to directly engage us with jokes, stories and insights into the artistic life culled from Picasso’s interviews and writings.
“a delectable, 80-minute tour-de-force” – San Jose News
“an utterly engaging portrait of an artist at work. That this is arguably the most important artist of the last century – and a fascinating character – only adds to the show’s appeal. Don’t miss it.” - SDGLN