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POLLOCK at Abrons Arts Center

POLLOCK (c) Laurent Schneegans

Written by Fabrice Melquiot and directed by Paul Desveaux, Pollock is being revived at Abrons Arts Center with Jim Fletcher and Michelle Stern, from January 4 to 6, 2019, with four unique performances.

In the play Pollock, acclaimed French playwright Fabrice Melquiot highlights how it is impossible to fully understand the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock without studying his marriage to artist Lee Krasner. Pollock translated into English by Kenneth Casler & Miriam Heard, explores the charged empty space between Pollock (performed by Jim Fletcher) and Krasner (performed by Michelle Stern); between his genius and her spirit; between the inhibitions of the former and the frustrations of the latter.

Pollock premiered in February 15, 2018, at Abrons Arts Center, and ran for nine sold out performances.

“The production is tactile, kinetic, carnal, but its world is interior, dark and seductive, from the moment Pollock opens with a singsong quasi nursery rhyme, standing downstage at a microphone like the host in an unseen lounge.” by Laura Collins-Hugues, The New York Times – February 19, 2018

Read here the interview with Paul Desveaux (January 2018)

A production of Compagnie L’héliotrope  - Paul Desveaux, France, in partnership with Institut français, Paris, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and Le Tangram – Scène nationale d’Evreux, with additional support from ODIA Normandie, and FACE Foundation.

Jan 4, 7 pm
Jan 5, 2 pm and 7 pm
Jan 6, 2 pm

Running time: 75 minutes
In English