Merci Beaucoup, Burien Actors Theatre

A hearty thank-you to all the impassioned staff and volunteers at Burien Actors Theatre! That company’s 2018-19 season just closed out with a four-week run of my play Visiting Cezanne. Attendance was strong with audience response warm and enthusiastic.

It is a harsh truth of theatre that a play is not a fully realized work of art until it is offered on stage to an audience. The script is just the blueprint on which a building is erected. I have been fortunate. Below are images from the lovely Burien production (all photos by Michael Brunk).

Paul Cezanne (Ken Holmes) uses his gardener Germain (Phillip Keiman) as a model. (Scenic design Albie Clementi. Properties design Cyndi Baumgardner.)

Nora (Michelle Conklin) demonstrates a cellphone to Cezanne and Bessie Shaw (Erica McAdams-Roth).

Germain and Nora negotiate about a brush.

Nora and Bessie meet in the modern-day Utah Art Museum.

P.S. Early planning is underway for a production of Visiting Cezanne at the 2020 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Scotland, the Fringe in August 2020 may be just the ticket. Stay tuned.

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