Donald Margulies, a Pulitzer Prize winner for Dinner With Friends, pokes fun at the art community in Sight Unseen, closing Oct. 14 at Los Angeles' McCadden Place Theatre. Performances began Sept. 6.
In Sight Unseen, successful New York painter Jonathan Waxman searches for the passion for art he once had when he visits his old college lover Patricia and her husband Nick during the first major retrospective of his work in England. Issues of self-worth, stardom, jealousy and lost love crop up, as the comedy asks, "If I don't get art, is it my fault or yours?"
Craig Carlisle directs. Previous credits include New York's Joe Fearless, Spring Awakening and the L.A. Ovation Award-winning play Bob Funk, which he wrote.
Sight Unseen stars Bill Block, L.A. Weekly Award winner Bjorn Johnson, Cheryl Dolley and Elizabeth Rossa.
In keep with the theme of the play, artist Jeff Robinson designed the set with lighting by Jerry Browning. Tickets are $15. The McCadden Place Theatre is located at 1157 McCadden Place in West Hollywood. For reservations, call (310) 358 2969.
— By Christine Ehren