Written and performed by Pierre Brault, creator of Blood on the Moon, Will Somers and 5 O’ Clock Bells.
May 11-20, 2017 (Preview May 9 and 10)
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
Artist, fraud, chameleon, victim. Elmyr de Hory was all of these, and arguably the most notorious, successful and prolific art forger of the twentieth century. Never fully recognized as an artist in his own right, and eternally frustrated by this fact, de Hory turned to painting in the style of his contemporaries, including Matisse, Picasso and Modigliani, and passing off the results as originals with astonishing success. After decades spent toiling in anonymity, Elmyr de Hory, at once the swindler and the swindled, finally reveals his own private truth as told by playwright and actor Pierre Brault.
In his own incomparable style, Brault crafts myriad characters, from Orson Welles and Zsa Zsa Gabor to de Hory himself and the artists whose work he forged, to tell a fascinating story that explores the very nature of art and identity.
Adult: $31.63 + $2 facility fee + HST = $38
Senior (65+): $28.09 + $2 facility fee + HST = $34
Student/Artist*/Unwaged/Preview: $17.47 + $2 facility fee + HST = $22
*including Theatre Ontario members