Desire Caught by the Tail

A Play by Pablo Picasso

A staged reading in celebration of Picasso’s birthday and Guild Hall’s 90th anniversary
One performance only
Matinee: Sunday, October 24 at 3 p.m.
Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton
Produced in conjunction with Picasso in Pollock
Performed by Lightning Rod Special, directed by Scott R. Sheppard Presented in partnership with Guild Hall and Josh Gladstone, John Drew Theater Artistic Director

A must-see for all theatrical adventurers and students of the curious and the odd!

Tickets $15 / $10 Guild Hall and Pollock-Krasner House members
When Picasso’s bagatelle first appeared on the John Drew Theater stage in June 1984, it was directed by Taylor Mead, a member of the Andy Warhol entourage, with sets and costumes by Lynda Benglis, who shares Picasso’s birthday, October 25. Writing in The New York Times, theater critic Alvin Klein described the play as a “surrealistic work, which some would prefer to call simply weird.”
Such material is tailor made for Lightning Rod Special, a Philadelphia-based performance ensemble specializing in “raucous and contemplative works.” OBIE Award-winning director Scott R. Sheppard, an alumnus of Guild Hall’s Artist In Residence Program, will bring members of his gifted troupe to be in residence again at the John Drew Theater, where they will revisit and recreate the strange poetry and magic of Picasso’s play for this live, one-time-only, ephemeral matinee.
Photo credit: Johanna Austin
This reading of “Desire Caught by the Tail” is made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Picasso in Pollock

Through October 31

A hybrid exhibition examining Picasso’s influence on Pollock.
Guided tours are sold out for the rest of the season, but the exhibition may be seen in its entirety online.
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