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Filming O'Keeffe - ePublication

Eric Lane
Full Length, Drama
2 men, 2 women
Total Cast: 4, Flexible Set
ISBN: 978-0-8222-3131-8
FEE: $100 per performance.


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THE STORY: This funny and moving play is set in Lake George, New York, in the present. Max and his mother, Melissa, live on the property that was once the home of artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Max and his classmate Lily are making a film about the legendary artists for a high school project. When Max's estranged grandfather unexpectedly arrives, the four characters clash, as the teenager uncovers his family's hidden past.
"[A] small, perfect jewel…Running at barely over an hour and 20 minutes, every minute has to count, and it absolutely does. The big ideas that playwright Eric Lane packs into such a seemingly small show are beautiful and thought-provoking." —Daily Gazette (Schenectedy, NY). "FILMING O’KEEFFE feels fresh and satisfying; it's truly about something, and it has something to say…Though the play contains a lot of biographical material about [Georgia] O'Keeffe, FILMING O'KEEFFE isn't really about her. [It is] about legacy, remembrance and passing art on into the future." —Albany Times Union. “One of the great takeaways from this play is how deeply original the characters are, what sticking power each has, how complete the portrayals.” —The Chronicle (Glens Falls, NY). "FILMING O'KEEFFE is a bounty, full of inspection of both Lake George and the artists [Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz] as inspiration for art past, present, and future, historically and theatrically." —Metroland (Albany, NY).