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“Doing the right thing is often. . .  complicated”

—Winifred

The Bargain I Have Made

Cast: 3M, 2W, 1 Boy

Otto Kannenberg is an aged recluse, living in a tiny apartment in Munich. Although he has very little human contact, he is not lonely — he immerses himself in the worlds of hundreds of paintings that fill his dingy flat, many by masters of Modernism, Expressionism, Cubism, Impressionism and Dadaism including Klee, Kirchner, Picasso, Monet, and Chagall. When the German government begins investigating how Otto acquired so many rare and wonderful pieces, his world is thrown into turmoil. He and the authorities must decide how to make peace with the past and make amends for Hitler’s war on “Degenerate Art.”


Production History

2018. Winner, New American Voices Play Reading Series, The Landing Theatre Company (Houston, TX)

2018. Semi-Finalist, O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference (Waterford, CT)