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CaltechLive! presents the film adaptation of Herbert Siguenza’s solo show A Weekend with Pablo Picasso for on-demand viewing March 6 through 21. Written and performed by Siguenza, the one-man show on which this film is based has played to sold-out crowds across the nation. It was produced by San Diego Repertory Theatre.

On opening weekend, CaltechLive! hosts two free live talk-backs with Siguenza on Saturday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 7, at 4 p.m., PST.

Picasso was the first rock star artist—a ferocious pacifist, obsessive art maker, flamboyantly opinionated philosopher, and self-proclaimed clown—who relished expounding his passionate views about love, death, war, beauty, eternity, and creativity. Siguenza creates a joyful and mesmerizing portrait of the maestro as he dances, sculpts, shares secrets, clowns, draws, and impersonates a matador while he embodies the father of modern art.

With amazing skill, Siguenza draws and paints in real time during his performance as he takes the audience back to 1957 to spend three days with the genius inside his private studio on the southern coast of France for an unforgettable weekend. Siguenza stitched together his masterful script from Picasso’s own writings.

Running time: 85 minutes

Tickets are $35 per household connection.

More details: events.caltech.edu/picasso