March 7–9, 7:30 p.m., & March 10, 2 p.m., Bucksbaum Flanagan Theatre
"The debating never stops for the title characters of The Pitmen Painters, Lee Hall's feisty adult education class — I mean history play — about a group of aesthetically adventurous miners in Northern England." — New York Times
The Department of Theatre presents The Pitman Painters, a play based on the Ashington Group of painters. The artists, primarily miners from Ashington, Northumberland with no formal artistic training, achieved critical success in the British art world in the 1930s and '40s.
Says the Telegraph, "Hall demonstrates a rare ability to make issues of art, politics, class and culture into a glorious and blissfully funny evening of popular theatre... This is a play about the importance not just of feeding your stomach and your brain, but about feeding your soul. And it does just that."