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Sight Unseen

Author(s):
Donald  Margulies

Jonathan Waxman is the artist as superstar, plunged into the exorbitant hype of the American art world where a publicist is as necessary as a brush and canvas. Just before his works are celebrated at an exhibition in London, Jonathan journeys to the village where his former lover, Patricia, lives with her British husband, Nick. Archaeologists working on a dig, their spare existence is spent sifting through a Roman rubbish heap to discover the past. In their cold, remote house, Jonathan discovers an early painting of Patricia hed done when they were young lovers. The subsequent struggle for the painting embodies the unreconciled passions of the past. Patricia has never forgiven Jonathan for leaving her, Nick despises Jonathan and the kind of art he produces, and Jonathan has never been able to recapture the inspiration and purity he felt when he painted Patricia. In taut scenes that dart from past to present and back, the characters are forced to deal with the unanswerable question of anti-Semitism, the legacy of the Holocaust and assimilation, the sadness of lost love, the role of the artist, and the location of the human soul at the end of a ragged century.

Play Details:
Genre(s): Comedy
Drama
Time Period(s): Not Available
Play Type: Play
Runtime: Not Available
Acts: Not Available
Set Complexity: Not Available
Set Information: Not Available
Year First Published: Not Available
Total Characters: 4
Male Characters: 2
Female Characters: 2
Androgynous Characters:Not Available
Minimum Cast: Not Available
Maximum Cast: Not Available
Cost: FEE: $60 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: A reel-to-reel or cassette tape (#4086RR/CS) with cue sheet containing the original music composed by Michael Roth for the New York production is available through the Play Service for $28.00 for the reel-to-reel and $14.00 for the cassette tape, which includes shipping . The fee for the use of this music is $10.00 per performance
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