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The Rembrandt

Closed October 22, 2017

Anyone who has stood mesmerized by a painting or sculpture, wondering how such beauty came into the world (or even how one puts a price on it), will appreciate The Guard.

MD Theatre Guide, 2015

Why See The Rembrandt?

A Chicago premiere by 'Amish Project's' Jessica Dickey

Love of fine art forms the premise of Jessica Dickey's play, The Rembrandt. Formerly titled The Guard upon its premiere at Washington's Ford Theatre and winning the Stavis Award for Playwriting, this Chicago premiere tells the story of how one painting touched the lives of people across the ages, when a museum guard decides to touch it. Exploring how art affects people in different ways, it concludes that although we all live and die, love and legacy keep our memories alive. Time travel through art- who would have imagined it possible?

Jessica Dickey's first major work The Amish Project was a passion project for the Pennsylvania native, with her thorough research culminating in a fictional retelling of the tragic 2006 West Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and exploring themes of compassion and forgiveness by those affected towards the perpetrator.

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Opening night: 7 September 2017


Suitable for ages 12+

Cast and Creative


By Jessica Dickey
Directed by Hallie Gordon

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