The Bakelite Masterpiece

World Premiere

directed by Richard Rose
Oct 21, 2014 – Nov 30, 2014 in the Extraspace
Opened Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Closed

The end of World War II. Holland is in chaos. The artist van Meegeren is arrested. His crime? Selling a long-lost painting by the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer to Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. His defense? It was a perfect forgery painted by him. His proof? In front of his prosecutor (art historian and resistance fighter) Geert Piller, he must paint another flawless Vermeer to save his life. A play that debates beauty, faith, memory and the reconstruction of a country.

★★★½ out of 4 – “Beautifully performed”, “good & thoughtful writing”, “a superb performance” – Toronto Star

A beautifully tragic combination of history, art, religion, and philosophy.” – The Theatre Reader 

“Indeed a masterpiece; a riveting story, excellent acting, staging and directing.” – Tarragon Patron 

 

The approximate running time of the show is 1 hour and 10 minutes with no intermission.

Cast and Crew

sponsored by

  • Kristine & Ivor Thompson
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