The Caretaker

It is quite astonishing that I had any time at all to do this sketch at the Harvey Theatre in Brooklyn. Astonishing because there are very few cab drivers in Brooklyn who know where the theatre is so I thought I might arrive late for the play or miss it entirely. But by some lucky accident landmarks were recognized and I made it to my seat with a few minutes to spare. And a few more at intermission to complete the drawing. The wash was added later back at the hotel because I don’t think the New York theatre-goers would have appreciated me painting during the show. At least if I read correctly their reaction to a poor fellow whose cell phone went off during the performance. The play, by the way, was Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker”, starring the wonderful Jonathan Pryce.

The Caretaker

7 Comments on “The Caretaker”

  1. Of all your New York drawings, I love this one the best. I feel like I am there, and I can smell the theatre. I have never been there but your drawing evokes those feelings. And to see Jonathan Pryce- superlative!

    • Thanks May. It was such an incredible show. In fact, all three actors were excellent, the theatre is gorgeous, and the set was amazing. I felt fortunate to be able to experience such first-rate acting, from the fourth row! There was even more junk on stage but I couldn’t get it all in. I think this is my favourite too but Bryant Park was fun to draw as well.

  2. Tim Mooney says:

    Shari how good are your lines !

  3. Ross C says:

    Your sketch captures that cluttered stage so well. But it also suggests that you must be such wonderful company at the theatre… : )
    Male: “Would you like to go to a play with me, Shari?”
    Shari: “Oh yes, I would love to… I will just get my Moleskine.”

  4. drawandshoot says:

    Fantastic, Shari! Love all the delicate lines.

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