FYIDC: Phillips Merges Art and Theater

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Join the Phillips collection for the staged reading of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation.

Artist Wasilly Kandinsky's "Painting with White Border" piece. (photo courtesy of Cecilia Wagner, The Phillips Collection)

Painting and playwriting come together at the Phillips Collection next week.

In honor of the late artist Wasilly Kandinsky‘s “Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence: Painting with White Border” exhibit, the Phillips will be inviting people to a staged reading of John Guare‘s award-winning play Six Degrees of Separation.

Featuring D.C. actors Rick Foucheux, Naomi Jacobson and Lawrence Redmond, the cast of 17 will recreate the story of a con artist who dives into the world of art dealing and the beauty of paintings– specifically Kandinksy‘s– in New York.

Directed by associate director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company Alan Paul, the play will premiere at the Phillips, 1600 21st St NW, on Thursday, July 7th at 6:30pm.  Tickets are $8 for members, $20 for non-members.  This is a limited engagement, so purchase your advanced tickets here.

Last year's staged reading of Yasmina Reza's "Art", directed by Alan Paul. (photo by James R. Brantley, courtesy of The Phillips Collection)

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