Monday, March 19, 2007
Second up was "A Picasso" at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, which I saw Sunday afternoon.
Written by Jeffrey Hatcher, this play imagines an interrogation between Pablo Picasso and a Nazi Cultural Officer in Paris (where Picasso lived while the Germans occupied France).
The Picasso character was very interesting -- but the Nazi officer was a muddled mess. She supposedly grew up in a house filled with Picasso's art but now was under orders from Berlin to publicly burn one of his works of art.
Her threats didn't seem very menacing nor was her adoration convincing.
It just didn't come together for me.