It is very difficult now that everybody is accustomed to everything to give some idea of the kind of uneasiness one felt when one first looked at all these pictures on these walls. In those days there were pictures of all kinds there, the time had not yet come when there were only Cezannes, Renoirs, Matisses and Picassos, nor as it was even later only Cezannes and Picassos. At that time there was a great deal of Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, Cezanne but there were also a great many other things.
There were two Gauguins, there were Manguins, there was a big nude by Valloton that felt like only it was not like the Odalisque of Manet, there was a Toulouse-Lautrec.
“The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas” by Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein and a Companion opens at Bluff City Theater this Friday, March 18th for just 7 performances! Directed by John Contini and starring Laura Ackermann as Gertrude and Susie Wall as Alice, Win Well’s homage to the genius of Gertrude Stein is a rare and beautiful work of art. Winner of “Best New Play” at the Edinburgh Festival when it premiered, Gertrude Stein and a Companion captures the essence of the women, the time and the art of Paris in the Avant-Garde era. Funny and poignant, audiences will fall in love with the characters, as we have.
Tickets are just $25 each and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 573-719-3226. Performances run Friday and Saturday March 18 and 19 and Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 24, 25 and 26th.
This production is made possible through a generous contribution from Dr. Michael and Sharon Bukstein.