The Foundry Theatre presents an experimental work about the son of a recently deceased artist. More…
Renowned 20th-century African-American artist “Uncle Jimmy” has just died poor and alone, leaving his best known work, 'The Illuminated Twain,' a radical retelling of 'Huckleberry Finn,' in pieces. His estranged son struggles to eulogize his father when he is interrupted by the arrival of his late dad's widow, Edna Finn. Written by W. David Hancock in collaboration with visual artist Wardell Milan, 'Master' exists between the language of theater and the silence of art as it confronts the inadequacy of our American stories head-on.
See it if you enjoy performance/installation art, are a fan of W. David Hancock's experimental work, or like being challenged by new forms
Don't see it if you don't like experimental work or being unsettled by open-ended provocations about race, Huck Finn, art, family and cultural memory
See it if You are smarter than I am. This may make sense to its creator, who has focused on it, but he does not strive to let others into his vision.
Don't see it if You want to come in, sit down, and enjoy a show which tells a clear story, easily understood, and go home entertained or educated.