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Judith Hardes Theatre at The Phoenix Theatre Company

address  1825 N. Central Ave.
 Phoenix, AZ  85004



A brush poised over a canvas. An artist consumed by bitterness and regret. BLK BOX PHX presents “Bauer”, the riveting story of modern artist, Rudolph Bauer. Member of the avant-garde movement in Berlin in the 1930’s and then of the abstract non-objective movement in New York, he survived Nazi prison and immigrated to the United States in 1939. His works were once at the center of the Guggenheim collection, alongside paintings by Klee, Chagall and Kandinsky. When Solomon Guggenheim died, his heirs relegated his work to the basement of the museum. Seemingly bound for immortality, Bauer was suddenly plunged into obscurity.
Set in 1953 at his New Jersey mansion, the artist imagines a meeting with his former lover and champion, Hilla von Rebay, by whom he feels betrayed. She has just lost her position as curator of the museum and resents his marriage to his maid, Louise. To what self-destructive means will the artist go, in face of what he sees as a terrible injustice. Passion and vengeance erupt in this visceral, true story.
theater;drama;art;Rudolph Bauer;art history;modern art;
Event Info: (602) 734-5734
Ages: 14+
Price: $15-$50
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 • Thu 12/5/19 - Fri 12/6/19 at 8pm 
 • Sat 12/7/19 at 2pm and 8pm 
 • Sun 12/8/19 at 2pm