The Pitmen Painters
829 Riverside Ave.
Shows, 1 p.m.
THE 5 & DIME AND THE CUMMER MUSEUM OF ART & GARDENS PRESENT
THE PITMEN PAINTERS
July 26, August 2, 3, at 8 p.m.; July 28, August 3, 4 at 1 p.m.
Next up for The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company is a collaboration with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. The Pitmen Painters by Lee Hall, comes to Jacksonville fresh from an acclaimed run in London and on Broadway. This earthy, honest examination of art in ordinary life retells the true story of a group of Newcastle (UK) miners in the 1930’s whose lives change when they mistakenly enroll in an Art class. They went on to gain worldwide attention as artists known as the Ashington Group. Like Hall’s acclaimed film and musical Billy Elliot, this script tells another inspiring story of what happens when working class laborers (or any disenfranchised group) are exposed to the arts and have the opportunity to realize their potential.
In this exciting collaboration with The Cummer Museum, your ticket price will include admission to the Museum itself! The show will take place in one of The Cummer's galleries.
Please visit The 5 & Dime website for full information and tickets: www.the5anddime.org.