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Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity


Specialty Nights

  • Discussion Nights March 19 & 27, 2019
  • Pride Night March 22, 2019
  • Open Captioning March 24, 2019 at 2PM

Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

February 26 – April 7, 2019


Three women—an art restorer, her nurse and their military captor—are trapped in a ravaged museum during a catastrophic hundred years war. Tasked with restoring a damaged Rembrandt painting, the women find common shreds of humanity as they try to save a small symbol of beauty in their broken world.

Holly Twyford (A Little Night Music, Sex with Strangers) and Felicia Curry (The Scottsboro Boys) star in this season’s Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative work, a brutal and elegant exploration of the unifying virtue of art and what things are most worth saving when the world is collapsing.


SigWorks: The Heidi Thomas Writers’ Initiative, a partnership with the Jenna and Paul Segal Foundation, is a multi-year commitment to present world premieres by female playwrights with female directors.

Run time approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission.

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  • Sponsored by the Jenna and Paul Segal Foundation

  • New work at Signature Theatre is sponsored by Dan and Gloria Logan.