Local playwright William Kovacsik came to appreciate the drama in their saga, which comes to life in his play Morisot Reclining, a story that unfolds through narration by the characters of Degas and Cassatt, augmented visually by a projected backdrop of paintings by all four artists. After three years of workshopping with the playwright, the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, will present a world premiere of the work, beginning April 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder.
Its a beautiful story that will resonate in the Boulder area because of the strong artistic community in the area, says Stephen Weitz of the BETC, who portrays Manet in the play. [Kovacsik] uses the paintings as a jumping-off place to explore the relationship between Manet and Morisot. Its rooted in historical fact, with a touch of dramatic license about what each painting means.
Morisot Reclining continues Thursdays through Sundays until May 9; for tickets, $15 to $20, and showtimes, log on to www.boulderensembletheatre.org or call the Dairy at 303-440-7826.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 4 p.m. Starts: April 23. Continues through May 9, 2009