The One That Got Away

If you’re kicking yourself for not making the trek up to Morrison last fall to see the well-received Miners Alley production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s A Picasso, opportunity is knocking again: The exact staging, with Chris Kendall as Picasso and Paige Lynn Larson as Miss Fischer, the Nazi attaché, is being revived at the Mercury Cafe, beginning tonight at 7:30 p.m. In the drama, Picasso is called to a cafe, and the Gestapo gal he meets there has been assigned to certify which of three Picasso works confiscated from Jewish families is the real thing; the ensuing power struggle between the fiery, egotistical artist and his cold interrogator is the meat of a complex work. Kendall and Larson both won local kudos for their commanding performances in what is essentially a two-person show.

See A Picasso at the Merc, 2199 California Street, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays through January 29; to reserve tickets, $10, call 303-294-9258. Get details at
Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 8. Continues through Jan. 29, 2010

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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