A Weekend With Pablo Picasso Returns To New Village Arts
New Village Arts (NVA), North County’s cultural hub, is bringing back to its stage one of the most popular productions of 2019, Herbert Siguenza’s tour-de-force performance of A Weekend With Pablo Picasso.
Written and performed by Siguenza, this one man show has traveled around the world to sold out performances. Preview performances run August 4 through August 11. Opening night is August 12 with performances scheduled through September 3.
“We are honored to bring this thrilling production back to the NVA stage. Herbert Siguenza is one of the most important theatre artists working today and we look forward to sharing his work (once again!) with our community,” said Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner.
It’s 1957 and Picasso is taking a bath in his mansion/studio in the South of France when he gets a call from his art dealer in Paris with a lucrative commission to paint six canvases and three vases and wants them completed by the end of the weekend! After agreeing reluctantly to the hurried request he also realizes the audience is there to make sure he finishes the job.
Picasso paints, eats, drinks and shares his philosophy about art, war, love and the creative process with passion and insight. The audience learns intimate details of the master’s life and sees a creative genius at work at the heights of his powers.
“I was born to play Picasso,” said Herbert Siguenza . “ This is my ultimate expression as an actor and
painter. This is the play that took my whole life to do and I feel the creative spirit of Picasso in every performance.”
New Village Arts 2023-2024 Schedule
Here is the complete 2023-2024 lineup at New Village Arts:
A Weekend With Pablo Picasso
Written by Herbert Siguenza
Directed by Todd Salovey
Set and Costume Design by Giulio Perrone
Projection Design by Victoria Petrovich
Original Musical Score by Bruno Louchoaurn
Previews: August 4-11
Opening Night: August 12
August 12 to September 3
A Weekend With Pablo Picasso played to sold out houses across the country.
DOUBT: A PARABLE
Written by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner
Previews: September 22-29
Opening Night: September 30
September 30 to October 22
Recipient of The Tony Award for Best Play and Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
1222 OCEANFRONT: A BLACK FAMILY CHRISTMAS
Written by Dea Hurston
Created by Dea Hurston, Milena (Sellers) Phillips, Frankie Alicea-Ford, Kevin “Blax” Burroughs
Original Music by Milena (Sellers) Phillips
Directed by Kandace Crystal
Previews November 17-24;
Opens November 25
November 25 – December 24
Named as one of the best shows of 2021 by The San Diego Union-Tribune
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the Graphic Novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Kym Pappas
Featuring Rae Henderson-Gray
Previews: January 26 – Feb 2
Opening Night: February 3
February 3 to March 3
Recipient of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.
THE 39 STEPS
Adapted by Patrick BarlowFrom the novel by John Buchan
From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Directed by AJ Knox
Previews: April 5-12
Opening Night: April 13
April 13 – May 12
Olivier Award for Best Comedy and Tony Award for Best Play
THE COLOR PURPLE
Based on the novel by Alice Walker
Book by Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray
Directed by Kandace Crystal
Previews: June 7-14
Opening Night: June 15
June 15 – July 21
A Pulitzer Prize. A National Book Award. Eleven Academy Award Nominations. Four Golden Globe Nominations. Three Tony Awards.
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