2020 Season

The Human Ounce

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written by Nicole Parizeau
directed by Gary Graves
Feb 15–Mar 15

a new play about art and scandal

A fine old painting on the gallery wall.

Pride of place in the museum.
The painter? An old master in his own right…
admired worldwide, historically important,
and an inspiration to thousands.

And revealed as a monster.

What now? The art is not the artist;
should it pay for the sins of he who painted it?

Ticket Prices

Advance tickets: $30-$38
(Advance sales by phone thru Brown Paper Tickets: 800.838.3006)

At the door: $38–15 sliding scale

Pay-what-you-can: preview performances and every Thursday, at the door as available

Information & subscriber reservations: 510.558.1381

Performance calendar

(note new 7pm showtime on Saturdays!)

Thu Fri Sat Sun
Feb 13
8pm
Preview
PWYC
14
8pm
Preview
PWYC
15
7pm
Opening
16
5pm
20
8pm
PWYC
21
8pm
22
7pm
23
5pm
27
8pm
PWYC
28
8pm
29
7pm
Mar 1
5pm
5
8pm
PWYC
6
8pm
7
7pm
8
5pm
12
8pm
PWYC
13
8pm
14
7pm
15
5pm

Champagne Hughes
Kimberly Ridgeway
Don Wood

Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Prop design: Debbie Shelley
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen

When a famous 19th century artist is discovered to have an unsavory history, two friends and colleagues have a difference of opinion that calls their relationship into question.  Jory (Champagne Hughes, right) says his work must be canceled; Biz (Kimberly Ridgeway, left) says the art should not pay for the sins of the artist.

Central Works presents world premiere #66: The Human Ounce by Nicole Parizeau, Feb 15-Mar 15 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.

Photo by Jim Norrena

When a century old scandal in a famous painter’s past is revealed,  museum curator, Biz (Kimberly Ridgeway, left) and her colleague, Jory (Champagne Hughes, right) become embroiled in an argument that threatens their friendship, and their livelihoods.

Central Works presents world premiere #66: The Human Ounce by Nicole Parizeau, Feb 15-Mar 15 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.

Photo by Jim Norrena

Kimberly Ridgeway (left) and Champagne Hughes (right) are colleagues who do not see eye to eye about the fate of a painting whose creator is revealed to have committed monstrous acts.

Central Works presents world premiere #66: The Human Ounce by Nicole Parizeau, Feb 15-Mar 15 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley.

Photo by Jim Norrena

All photos: ACT OUT Photography by Jim Norrena

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Read The New York Times article: “Is it time Gauguin got Canceled?”