November 08, 2012

TONIGHT: Kevin Killian and Poets' Theater Present WET PAINT

THEY INVENTED A NEW KIND OF ART … AND A NEW KIND OF SEX TO GO WITH IT! What do Jay DeFeo, Janis Joplin, Diego Rivera, and a trio of Hungarian refugees have in common?  It’s not quite clear! Join us in the Wattis Theater *tonight* to find out, in a one-night-only performance of super sparkling star Kevin Killian’s Wet Paint — the story of Jay DeFeo and San Francisco’s bohemian underground, with a superb cast of artists, poets, filmmakers, musicians, critics, and other San Francisco luminaries, playing in tribute to the great artist.

Do not miss this theatrical event of a lifetime!”  —Gina Basso

Rehearsal pix, from last Sunday’s first, last, and only, cast rehearsal:

Multiluminary cast, plus chaise longue, in rehearsal for poet, novelist, critic, and playwright Kevin Killian’s tribute to legendary artist Jay DeFeo, WET PAINT

Playwright Kevin Killian (right) directing Jordan Essoe and David Buuck in rehearsal for WET PAINT; photo: Gina Basso

WET PAINT rehearsal; David Brazil (left); photo: Charlene Tan

WET PAINT rehearsal; Cliff Hengst and Jordan Essoe; photo: Kevin Killian

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