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Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona by Jules Tasca presented in March 2015 by GRRC

Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona Lisa

by Jules Tasca

Directed by Donald Brian Bartalo

March 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 PM
March 8 and 15 at 2:00 PM

Camera Club Theatre
RAPA/Kodak Center for the Performing Arts
200 Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY 14615

Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona Lisa tells the story about the three years it took the famous da Vinci to paint his internationally known masterwork. Lisa wants to be immortalized by the most famous artist in Europe. Leonardo has personal reasons to want to keep the portrait for himself rather than release it to Francesco Gioconda, Lisa's husband, who commissioned his wife's painting.

Tom Bigongiari portrays Leonardo and Sara Bickweat Penner accomplishes the dual role of Lisa and Francesco.

Donald Brian Bartalo will direct Live Drawing: A Portrait of the Mona Lisa. He directed GRRC’s Agnes of God in April/May 2014.

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News about Marie Long

Marie Long

If someone began to describe a person who has immeasurable talent, gives more than 100 percent of herself to every project, does the work of at least two people, asks for nothing in return, suffers no fools because she is so capable, that someone might be talking about Marie Long. To her family and friends, Marie is the most loyal, dedicated, generous and warm-hearted person anyone could ask for. If a person is lucky enough to have Marie as a friend, that person is lucky enough indeed.

Marie has been a part of the GRRC group for several years. She has worn many hats. If mailings needed to be done, she was there. If furniture was needed for a set, she did her best to either build it or go out and get it, if hands were needed backstage or on- stage, you could count on Marie. She painted, moved furniture, swept floors, you name it. She served as costume dresser, handmaiden to the “stars”, prop lady, and whatever else needed to be done. And she did it all with timeliness and precision. She was the consummate professional.

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