THE BAKELITE MASTERPIECE

by Kate Cayley
directed by Jim Petosa
mainstage theater
MAR 17-APR 8/2018

At the end of World War II, artist Han van Meegeren sits in a prison cell accused of selling a long-lost Vermeer to the Nazis. A crime tantamount to treason, van Meegeren contends that the painting was a forgery, which he skillfully produced and aged with a special treatment of the plastic known as Bakelite. Now he must create another masterpiece in front of his jailer, art historian Geert Piller, to save his life. The Bakelite Masterpiece is a dynamic and compelling Boston-area premiere from playwright Kate Cayley.

 

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Talkbacks

Sunday 3/25, 2pm
Sunday 4/1, 7:30pm
Thursday 4/5, 2pm
Thursday 4/5, 7:30pm
Sunday 4/8, 2pm