June 23 - July 19, 2009
Mandell Weiss Forum
written by & starring Claudia Shear
Life has not exactly turned out the way Giulia planned.
Once a rising star in the exclusive world of art restoration, she now works alone in her Brooklyn garage. That is, until her mentor pays her a visit with an extraordinary opportunity—the chance to restore Michelangelo's David—and reinvigorate her career.
But this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity truly becomes a second chance at life when Giulia begins to connect with fellow museum staff and let go of the protective patina she has spent a lifetime building.
Inspired by the actual restoration performed by one woman on the David in 2004, acclaimed playwright/actress Claudia Shear joins a stellar cast in a passionate, funny and inspired portrait of a woman who spends a year in the shadow of a masterpiece—and discovers herself.
Contains adult language and content