'The Pitmen Painters’ and ‘Red’

 

This week's Stage Picks are two plays about artists.

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By Christine Dolen

Folks who love theater and art are in luck this weekend, as two plays about painters are opening at Palm Beach County theaters. Lee Hall’s ‘The Pitmen Painters,’ about 1930s British miners who discover a passion for painting, opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, where it runs through March 11. Declan Mooney and Kim Cozort are featured in the play by the ‘Billy Elliot’ author, with performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday-Sunday. Tickets are $55 (students pay $10). Call 561-514-4042 or visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org.

Just to the north, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre is offering up its version of John Logan’s ‘Red,’ the drama about painter Mark Rothko that played GableStage earlier this season. ‘Red’ runs through Feb. 26, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $51-$58. The Maltz is at 1001 E. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter. Call 561-575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.

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