productions / seasons / 2009 - 2010 / Museum


Tina Howe

March 26 8pm
March 27 2pm
March 27 7:30pm
March 28 2pm

Arthur Ross Gallery, Fisher Fine Arts Library

Museum, a comic play by Tina Howe, is set in the contemporary gallery of an art museum on the final day of a group show. The real “show,” however, is the parade of forty visitors, as they interact with one another and react wildly to all they see. Museum looks at people looking at art— to hilarious and moving effect. The cast of twenty-seven actors features students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Penn community.

Post-Performance Special Events for Saturday, March 27
2:00 p.m.  – “Talk to the Artists”

After the matinee, stay, walk through the gallery, and talk with the artists who created the exhibits on display.
7:30 p.m. – “Looking at Looking at Art” – Post-Performance Panel Discussion and Reception
Playwright Tina Howe will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. James Schlatter after the evening performance. A Q&A period and reception will follow. Panelists include:
Colette Copeland, Critical Writing Program, Program in Visual Studies
Marcia Ferguson, Theatre Arts Program
Aaron Levy, English, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Slought Foundation
Rose Malague, Director of Theatre Arts Program
Martina Plag, Creative Director of Stadium - Praxis
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Art History, Director of Program in Visual Studies