Now Siguenza is back with a new play called A Weekend with Pablo Picasso. Siguenza, who has a degree in art, said in an interview with Mark Bly, the Alleys dramaturg, that the play came out of his childhood fascination with the artist. He wrote the script by looking at what Picasso said: I took all the quotes Picasso said during his lifetime and constructed an imaginary weekend in 1957 in his studio, La Californie. Siguenza wasnt trying to re-create a historical moment so much as evoke a sense of the larger-than-life Picassos tour-de-force personality.My only goal as a playwright is for the audience to experience and feel like they are spending an intimate weekend with a master, a genius but also a Spanish man in exile. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Through February 27. 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700, or visit www.alleytheatre.org. $21 to $55.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 28. Continues through Feb. 27, 2011