33 & 1/3 CORNELIA STREET: Tracing The Lines And Times of Alice Neel & Joe Gould
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
The Department of Theatre & The Department of Art & Art History
A Family Weekend Play Reading and Discussion on Portraiture in the Dramatic and Visual Arts
Art Department Professor Allyn Massey, Theatre Department Chair Michael Curry and students from his Advanced Acting Workshop will perform Assistant Professor of Theatre Alvin Eng’s newest play, 33 & 1/3 Cornelia Street. The play dramatizes a unique chapter in 1930s Bohemian Greenwich Village and in the life of celebrated American painter Alice Neel (1900-84). 33 & 1/3 Cornelia Street explores the creation and indelible aftermath of Neel’s iconic and controversial painting of urban legend, poet/oral historian manqué, Joe Gould. As the play takes place primarily in a painting studio classroom, the reading will be held in painting studio classroom 202 in the Meyerhoff Arts Center.
Art Department Professor Stuart Abarbanel, who had direct involvement with Alice Neel, will join the cast and playwright for a post-reading discussion on Portraiture in the Dramatic and Visual Arts.
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