Sparks fly when the young American artist Mary Cassatt meets the great French master Edgar Degas. Few could tolerate the difficult and elitist Degas, but he met his match with the strong willed American. More…
From the show:
Their stormy relationship produced paintings and sculptures that stunned the art world. Through her work with Degas, Mary Cassatt found success as an artist. Could she also find love?
See it if Passionate artistic discourse motivates young femme USA artist to defend her choices to older French impressionist arbiter.
Don't see it if Like a lackadaisical mill through an art gallery, the enjoyment depends upon set pace and prior knowledge. Just a pleasant passage of time.
Also Title refers to another name for "the impressionists."
See it if You want to see some reproductions of Cassatt's paintings.
Don't see it if You want to learn much of anything about these artists, or the independents. The acceptance of Americans in Paris. The acceptance of women
See it if You're familiar with artists Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. I did not know they'd been friends. Gossipy quips about their contemporaries.
Don't see it if You're unfamiliar w/ Impressionist &Independent artists, uninterested in them. If you do not recognize names mentioned it might be dull.
See it if Uwant to see what happens when an independent Am artist meets a Fr artist in Paris.Does the connection run smoothly?Does love blossom ?MORE
Don't see it if 90 mins w intermission bothers U; the focus on Art and the personal relation between the Impressionists Degas&Cassat is too limited for you.
See it if you are interested in the place of women in art and wish to know more about the relationship between Cassatt and Degas.
Don't see it if you do not care for the lives of painters or about the constraints put on women to achieve recognition as artists.
See it if You like the story better than the performance. (I saw an early performance and I expect this play will get better)
Don't see it if You know nothing about Cassett or Degas or the Impressionists
See it if You're already a fan of either Mary Cassatt or Edgar Degas. I didn't know that the two knew each other and were friends.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of Impressionism.
See it if you are into art and artists, particularly the Impressionists have good hearing and don't mind an overlong drawn out two person play
Don't see it if you're not into art, don't have good hearing, you do mind slow moving, very talky and a bit confusing story line
See it if Andre Herzegovitch does a masterful job in portraying Degas. The show is very entertaining and well acted. Intense relationship explained.
Don't see it if See it!
See it if You have an obsession with impressionistic painters. There's a lot of name dropping to make you know the playwright did research.
Don't see it if You value your time. There is really no there there.
See it if André Herzegovitch did a great job playing arrogant Edgar Degas. If you like and are a bit knowledgable about the Impressionists, who prefer
Don't see it if Play too long, long pauses for costume changes, very wordy. Play needs to be tighter. Anti-Semitic slur is used. (Degas was anti-semitic)