PERSPECTIVES by Jack B Levine

£3.00

An art dealer and artist have collaborated for years. Both have benefited from their relationship. In this witty play, they discover their viewpoints of modern art may not always coincide.

The play was written for a sixty-five year-old man and thirty-year-old man. It was cast with two female actors, one was 30ish and one was 50ish, when performed by Caravan Play Reading Services. The roles can be played by male or female actors of most any age.

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CHARACTERS

Art Dealer: A sixty-five-year-old man.

Artist: A thirty-year-old man


PRODUCTION HISTORY

Caravan Play Reading Series performed this play and six other short plays of mine in an evening of my plays.

 

REVIEWS

Recommendations on New Play Exchange;

Art as a cultural commodity works well as the subject of a theatrical piece since performed plays are also cultural commodities that not everyone appreciates. I love the back and forth negotiating that takes place between these men, and the big reveal of the “masterpiece” near the end of the play is hysterical. It would be well worth the price of admission, whatever that may be! Andrew Martineau

There’s nothing like an afternoon at the MoMA making fun of everything. Levine both evokes this spirit and the genuine multitude of profound, complex emotions art can evoke (for creator and viewer). He balances both wonderfully in this humorous short, while also throwing other variables like money necessities for dealers and how our age changes our perspective into the mix. A brilliant little piece that would surely be a hit any at short festival. ” Daniel Prillaman

I’ve been to modern art shows such as Art Basel, prowled through galleries hosted by eager dealers, shadowed by the artists, waiting for my response to their work; a sign — any sign of reaction — to validate or (horrors!) judge their lifeblood efforts. (By the way, visual artists aren’t the only ones who do that…) Jack Levine’s perspectives on this world is on full display in “Perspectives” with wit, charm, humor, and a wry sprinkling of cynicism that make this worth taking a look at and putting on display. Philip Middleton Williams

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 10 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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MALE OR FEMALE - CAST

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