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ElArt

"Eleemosynary" & "Art" were performed May 1 – 3,  2009
at Woodlawn Arts Academy

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"Eleemosynary"
by Lee Blessing

• • • Cast of Characters • • •
Dorothea:  A woman of some means – Karol Teal
Artie:  Her daughter
– Sarah Thompson
Echo:  Her granddaughter – Alex Colmark

• • • Staff • • •
Director – Susan Branch
Costumes – Mary Lynn Tedrick
Wing Design and Construction – Chuck Price
Lights and Sound – Mary McCormick
Publicity – Pat McCleod
Ticket Sales – Karen O’Leary and Nicole Meinhardt
Set Painting – Susan Branch, Edwin Davis,  Karen O’Leary

From the Description on the Dramatist's Play Service web page.
THE STORY: Staged with utmost simplicity, using platforms and a few props, the play probes into the delicate relationship of three singular women: the grandmother, Dorothea, who has sought to assert her independence through strong-willed eccentricity; her brilliant daughter, Artie (Artemis), who has fled the stifling domination of her mother; and Artie's daughter, Echo, a child of exceptional intellect—and sensitivity—whom Artie has abandoned to an upbringing by Dorothea. As the play begins, Dorothea has suffered a stroke, and while Echo has reestablished contact with her mother, it is only through extended telephone conversations, during which real issues are skirted and their talk is mostly about the precocious Echo's single-minded domination of a national spelling contest. But, in the end, after Dorothea's death, both Artie and Echo come to accept their mutual need and summon the courage to try, at last, to build a life together—despite the risks and terrors that this holds for both of them after so many years of alienation and estrangement.

"ART"
by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton

• • • Cast of Characters • • •

Marc – Edwin Davis
Serge – Bruce Munsell
Yvan – David Downing

• • • Staff • • •
Director – Bruce Munsell
Lights – Mary McCormick
Publicity – Pat McCleod
Ticket Sales – Karen O’Leary and Nicole Meinhardt
Set Painting – Susan Branch, Edwin Davis,  Karen O’Leary

From the Description on the Dramatist's Play Service web page.
THE STORY: How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: "Go on." This is where the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.

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