Picasso’s Women

The art of theatre and the theatre of art.

Blak Yak Theatre Inc, having just completed a highly successful season of Dylan Moran’s Black Books, have decided to go in a completely different direction for their next production.

Picasso’s Women, written by Brian McAvera, is not a play in the traditional sense, rather it is a series of monologues from the point of view of the women who loved, and were loved by, Pablo Picasso.

This unique production traces the life of one of the twentieth century’s most revered and influential artists. Beautifully written, Picasso’s Women examines the man though the women. But more importantly, it tells the story of four women who were so very important to Picasso and his work and yet have been largely ignored by history.

These women were Fernande Olivier – played by Melissa Merchant, Eva Gouel – played by Gemma Northover, Marie-Therese Walter – played by Kristen Berry and Dora Maar – played by Sherryl Spencer.

The four monologues will be played out over two nights, Fernande Olivier and Eva Gouel on Friday the 8th and Friday the 15th of June, and Marie-Therese Walter and Dora Maar will be on Saturday the 9th and Saturday the 16th of June. The monologues contain adult themes and some will also include nudity.

Picasso’s Women will be presented at the Studio, in the Subiaco Theatre Centre, Hamersley Rd Subiaco. Tickets are $12.95 concession and $14.95 adults, however as the show is being performed over two nights we are pleased to offer a discount for those who wish to come along to both evenings. $20 is all you will pay for two nights of entertainment. The shows start at 8pm each night and bookings can be made through¬†BOCS on 9484 1133.

Blak Yak is proud to have the chance to present this masterful, yet poetic piece of work to the public. Picasso’s Women is a theatrical event designed to
entertain, enlighten, invigorate and excite. It will hopefully leave audiences talking long after the lights have dimmed.


Brian McAvera

Nick Donald & Melissa Merchant


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