The Craftsman Oct. 8 - 24
Based on the true story of the greatest con job of the 20th Century
Our production will be only the second staging for this new play that was held over in its initial Philadelphia run. An intriguing tale of ambition, genius, and deception based on the true story of Dutch painter Han Van Meegeren, whose arrest as a Nazi collaborator was a cause célèbre after World War II. A rich, reputable art dealer, Van Meegeren had sold rare Vermeer paintings, which the Dutch consider national treasures, to the Nazis. Charged with treason and on trial for his life, the petty, passionate, manipulative and charming Van Meegeren gleefully embraces his trial to seek a revenge the prosecutors know nothing about.
We've done multiple plays written by Bruce Graham, a playwright out of the Philadelphia area, including The Outgoing Tide, Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown, and Stella & Lou.
The Craftsman is a riveting, often humorous play that raises sweeping questions about art and artifice, lying and forgery, and hatred and revenge. Co-Produced by IBM and an Anonymous Donor.
PREFERRED SEATING: For this show, we offer preferred seating to Donor Level Subscribers from 2019, and to anyone who purchased a ticket to our 2021 Big Cash Raffle.
Ticket prices remain the same as in 2019, with Thursdays at $25 and $27 for Fri/Sat/Sun.
Tickets go on sale NOW here on the website, using any credit card or PayPal. Tickets can also be purchased by leaving a message with the box office starting Aug. 1: 607-656-8499.
FOR ALL PERFORMANCES (except Thu, Oct 21), PROOF OF VACCINE IS REQUIRED. The Oct 21 performance is for an open audience (no proof required), however masks are still required.
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Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.
Incident At Our Lady Of Perpetual Help - 2019
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