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Scholar and Painter

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Scholar and Painter


Written and directed by Rachel Pospisil
April 1-3

"i was in love
right there and then
*chuckle*"

A true story, Scholar and Painter shares the love story between two WWII refugees. Through interviews with her husband, Frank, we hear about the gripping life of Lillian; how she escaped the Nazi's, how she had a thriving career, how raised a beautiful family, and how her decline into Alzheimer's disease has tested everyone, especially her beloved husband who has never left her side. Inspiring, heart-wrenching, and full of surprises, Scholar and Painter revisits the old adage - is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?

Apr
1
Wed
Scholar and Painter; Or How To Fall In Love With The Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Scholar and Painter; Or How To Fall In Love With The Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Scholar and Painter or How to Fall In Love With the Sky

Written and Directed by Rachel Pospisil
April 1-3

“Scholar throws a tantrum and violently throws her book across the room.
Painter cries out, Scholar freezes.”

Scholar and Painter; or How to Fall in Love With the Sky is a story about discovering true love, finding middle ground, and repairing broken relationships with the people around us and with the planet we call home. With 90% of the play told through movement alone, and the remaining 10% mainly spoken in languages other than English, the play asks whether it’s possible to listen, to understand, and to evolve, and to save ourselves from ourselves.

Apr
2
Thu
Scholar and Painter; Or How To Fall In Love With The Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 2 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Scholar and Painter; Or How To Fall In Love With The Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Scholar and Painter or How to Fall In Love With the Sky

Written and Directed by Rachel Pospisil
April 1-3

“Scholar throws a tantrum and violently throws her book across the room.
Painter cries out, Scholar freezes.”

Scholar and Painter; or How to Fall in Love With the Sky is a story about discovering true love, finding middle ground, and repairing broken relationships with the people around us and with the planet we call home. With 90% of the play told through movement alone, and the remaining 10% mainly spoken in languages other than English, the play asks whether it’s possible to listen, to understand, and to evolve, and to save ourselves from ourselves.

Apr
3
Fri
Scholar and Painter; Or How To Fall In Love With The Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 3 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Scholar and Painter; Or How To Fall In Love With The Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Scholar and Painter or How to Fall In Love With the Sky

Written and Directed by Rachel Pospisil
April 1-3

“Scholar throws a tantrum and violently throws her book across the room.
Painter cries out, Scholar freezes.”

Scholar and Painter; or How to Fall in Love With the Sky is a story about discovering true love, finding middle ground, and repairing broken relationships with the people around us and with the planet we call home. With 90% of the play told through movement alone, and the remaining 10% mainly spoken in languages other than English, the play asks whether it’s possible to listen, to understand, and to evolve, and to save ourselves from ourselves.

Scholar and Painter; Or How To Fall In Love With The Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts
Apr 3 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Scholar and Painter; Or How To Fall In Love With The Sky @ Purnell Center for the Arts

Scholar and Painter or How to Fall In Love With the Sky

Written and Directed by Rachel Pospisil
April 1-3

“Scholar throws a tantrum and violently throws her book across the room.
Painter cries out, Scholar freezes.”

Scholar and Painter; or How to Fall in Love With the Sky is a story about discovering true love, finding middle ground, and repairing broken relationships with the people around us and with the planet we call home. With 90% of the play told through movement alone, and the remaining 10% mainly spoken in languages other than English, the play asks whether it’s possible to listen, to understand, and to evolve, and to save ourselves from ourselves.