April 20 - May 20, 2012 | NORTHWEST PREMIERE!
In the Allen Theatre
2 hours, 30 minutes (including one intermission)
A transforming, true story of friendship, aspiration, and the power of art from the acclaimed writer of Billy Elliot.
Who is allowed to be an artist? Can art only be appreciated by the elite? From the acclaimed writer of Billy Elliot comes the real-life story of a close-knit group of northern English miners whose lives are transformed when they unexpectedly discover their own artistic potential. Funny, gritty, and moving, The Pitmen Painters is both a thought-provoking exploration of the politics of art and an uplifting celebration of the creative impulse in us all.
Brief nudity. Blink and you’ll miss it.
A special thanks to the Woodhorn Museum, home to the Pitmen Paintings Collection.
Behind the Scenes: April 24, 2012
Tasting: May 4, 2012
Post Play Discussions: May 1, 6, 13
Daniel Brockley.....Young Lad/Ben Nicholson
Christine Marie Brown*.....Susan Parks
Frank Lawler*.....Robert Lyon
Charles Leggett*...George Brown
Jason Marr.....Oliver Kilbourn
Joseph P. McCarthy.....Jimmy Floyd
Morgan Rowe*.....Helen Sutherland
R. Hamilton Wright*.....Harry Wilson
*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States.