"Art should disturb the order of things.”
ADORATION OF DORA
by Lojo Simon
Directed by Associate Artist Kellie Yvonne Raines
Featuring KOLT Co-founder Kelley Ogden
October 23 - November 14, 2015
Sierra II Center, 2791 24th Street
“an emotional ride through the life of a woman neglected both in her time and ours.” ~ The Western Front
“theater like I’ve never seen it before … raw, visceral and intense … (with) purposeful comedy” ~ The Sentinel
“Dora will make you think…. it may also make you uncomfortable. And that’s a good thing.” ~ Cascadia Weekly
It is the late 1930s. Paris struggles against Nazi occupation, Spain implodes on itself, Fascism takes a foothold in Italy, and as the world descends into chaos, surrealist photographer Dora Maar faces the camera, her enemies, her art and the long shadow cast by her lover, Pablo Picasso. Adoration of Dora explores the nature of art and creativity through the story of surrealist photographer and one of Picasso’s many lovers, Dora Maar.
Winner of the Kennedy Center ACTF David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award, Adoration of Dora uses an all-female cast to explore the fractured world of Maar and the conflict she felt as both artist and muse to one of the most revered creative geniuses of the 20th century. Already an accomplished photographer when she met Picasso in 1936, Maar is perhaps best known for being Picasso’s Weeping Woman, the subject of numerous portraits painted during and after the Spanish Civil War. Maar also photographed Picasso’s progress as he painted his anti-war masterpiece, Guernica. On a universal and contemporary level, Adoration of Dora explores the way in which artists and lovers inspire and abuse one another in their quest for self-expression.
Note that the show is recommended for ages 18+ only: if you are offended by nudity, lewdness, profanity, smoking, violence, alcohol, fascism, surrealism, hedonism or interest in the scatological, this may not be the show for you.
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