A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

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09/26/2013 by Stephen Silke

Friend Rachel Eva writes about CYCLE 391 and “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso”


We spent a weekend with Pablo Picasso on Wednesday, and it was hilarious, entertaining, sobering and inspiring.

Well, ok, it was really just a couple of hours, and it was really Herbert Siguenza, who wrote and stars in the one-man show at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

Siguenza originally wrote and performed the play “A Weekend with Pablo Picasso” three years ago in San Diego (it debuted at the REP), and after touring the states, he’s brought the show back to its birthplace.  The opening scene of Picasso in a bathtub washing himself with an oven mitt immediately intrigues, and Siguenza is brilliant at giving Picasso a human voice, one that instructs and inspires throughout the performance.  The audience is immediately drawn in to become not only intimate observers of the painter and his work, but participants in the play.  Playgoers who allow themselves to become the art…

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