Ms. Nevelson on the site where a commission will stand in her hometown.
The historic Garry Marshall Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Edward Albee’s 'Occupant.' Directed by Heather Chesley the play explores the life and inspiration of iconic New York sculptor Louise Nevelson as she finds her own voice. She worked assiduously in obscurity, hiding in plain sight until the 1970s. Not until age 50 did she become an art world sensation. A Russian Jewish immigrant, a woman in a man's world, Ms. Nevelson ignored one obstacle after another, never giving up making art that still wows today.
A memory from a friend Gina Koper from SoHo, downtown NYC, "Louise used to live around the corner. We’d see her all the time. She’d be out with her younger fans....trailing behind like baby ducks. She was a dramatic dresser....capes, large brimmed eye hiding felt hats those eyelashes thick as felt.....dramatic hand gestures to her fold."
Occupant runs until March 4, 2018. The schedule is as follows: Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. To round out a wonderful evening may I suggest a meal at the family owned Prosecco Trattoria walking distance from the theater. Tell them you need to make the show and they will make sure you get out on time.
Ms. Nevelson's creative process.
Ms. Nevelson is best heard in her own words.
For ticketing information, visit garrymarshalltheatre.org.
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