Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Told in the past and the present, Saltimbanques takes place in various locations.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Before she died, James’ and Louise’s eccentric artist mother told them they were Picasso’s illegitimate twins. James now runs from his sadistic sculptress girlfriend and Louise follows him to their mother’s cabin in the woods, where the ghosts of their very different pasts haunt them in the form of memories of love gone wrong, parenting gone crazy, and in the flesh of Mommy’s former student—who is convinced he is the reincarnation of Picasso himself. Like Picasso moved from his Blue Period to his rosy painting of the Family of Saltimbanques to his legendary Cubist self-creation, these survivors reinvent themselves using the materials of experience and the force of imagination.
Part of the collection, The Imaginary Plays
by Jim Knable.
"Knable has landed somewhere on the map close to
Christopher Durang & John Patrick Shanley."
- NY Theatre Wire.com
"Knable is an imaginative dramatist with a supple talent for the bizarre." - Variety
Saltimbanques premiered as a workshop production at Yale University, with developmental readings at Geva Theatre and Playwrights Horizons (Nascent Works).