Permanent Collection by Thomas Gibbons


  • Piedmont Center for the Arts 801 Magnolia Avenue Piedmont, CA, 94611 United States

THE PIEDMONT CENTER FOR THE ARTS THEATRE PRESENTS:
PERMANENT COLLECTION BY THOMAS GIBBONS
DIRECTED BY JEFFREY LO

Soon after African-American businessman Sterling North becomes the new director of the Morris Foundation, he discovers that this world-famous art collection includes several significant African sculptures tucked away in storage. His proposal to add them to the public galleries is opposed by the foundation's long-time education director, who is loyal to the idiosyncratic wishes of the late Dr. Morris. Spurred on by a zealous local journalist, this clash quickly escalates to public accusations of racism and a bitter struggle for control of the collection. Permanent Collection is a searing examination of racial politics that ultimately asks how much space -- literally and figuratively -- the white world gives to African-Americans. What is the cost of failing to view the world through another's eyes?

Starring: ShawnJ West, Paul Stout, Marlo Su, April Culver, James Gibney, and Gloria Anderson