23 Feb

Theater Production: The Pitmen Painters

  • February 23, 2019
  • 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • 504 S Grant Ave, Crawfordsville, IN, USA [ get directions ]
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Theater Production: The Pitmen Painters

The Pitmen Painters by Lee Hall

Directed by Heidi Winters Vogel

February 20-23, 2019

Lee Hall’s drama tells the true story of a group of miners in Newcastle, England, in the 1930s who discover a passion for painting and become celebrated artists in their own right. Stymied by an attempt to engage his pupils with photos of famous paintings none of them have ever heard of, a visiting art professor gets the bright idea to let the miners learn by doing. The so-called Ashington Group becomes the toast of London, attracting patrons and gallery shows. But their success is not without cost.

The Pitmen Painters premiered at the Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne in 2007.

Ticket Information: free and open to the public

  • Theater Production: The Pitmen Painters