Written by Lanie Robertson, the play stars Bruce Pileggi as the father of modern photography and Christine Crawfis as Georgia O’Keeffe, the iconic painter who would later become known for her Southwestern work as well as her early feminism. It focuses on a time before the two entered into an open marriage, while she was foremost among the American Modernist painters whom he was championing in his galleries of the time, as well as a Muse and subject of several of Stieglitz’s best-known works.
“Inner and outer vision” was the stuff of both great art and great relationships, in Stieglitz’s view. “Clear and bright and wonderful work” was what O’Keefe said that she and the inspiration whom she would marry searched for in all elements of their life and art. Exploring these motifs, care of director Robert Miller, makes for a gripping and cathartic evening of theater – especially for those in feisty relationships themselves.
The play starts at 8 p.m. both evenings of this run. Unison’s multi-arts center is located at 68 Mountain Rest Road just west of New Paltz. For further information, including reservations, call (845) 255-1559 or visit www.unisonarts.org.