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Maiden's Progeny - an Afternoon with Mary Cassatt, 1906 by Le Wilhelm
Thursday, April 25th at 7:30pm EST
Online sale ends: 04/25/13 at 6:30pm EST
The Saco River Theatre
29 Salmon Falls Rd.
Buxton, ME 04093
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It was high time that someone wrote a play about Mary Cassatt, the only American member of the original Impressionist coterie of artists, and Le Wilhelm has met the challenge with flying colors with Maiden’s Progeny...” - Frank Winship - UPI   This intelligent and affecting play takes the audience to Cassatt’s chateau outside Paris on a warm Spring afternoon, to witness a spirited showdown between the passionate and quick-witted Cassatt (Jennifer Porter) and Wynford Johnston (Brian Chamberlain) a good natured, if somewhat prejudiced art critic.  He has barged into Cassatt’s home, hoping for an end to the estrangement he has encountered from artists after the publication of his latest book.  What follows is a lively debate about the necessity of critics, class and gender politics and the role of the artist in society.  Never descending into a lecture play, Maiden’s Progeny is a shimmering, enchanting piece that explores rich ideas and emotions and a burgeoning friendship between two adversaries.  Directed by Dana Packard, and featuring Linda Shary as Marie Ange, Cassatt’s servant and friend, and Elisabeth Hardcastle as Iris Wallace, who, along with her child, has become the model for Cassatt’s latest work.  “The play reaches its denouement with its audience wanting more.  No greater compliment can be paid to a theatrical work.” - United Press International

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7:30pm to 9:30pm
Doors open at 7:30pm

Pay-what-you-can: $5.00

All Ages

The Saco River Theatre<br> 29 Salmon Falls Rd.<br> Buxton, 04093



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