A play about the permanence of art and the impermanence of life…

In this world-premiere comedic drama, playwright Jessica Dickey paints shimmering portraits of Rembrandt, Homer and those who protect the art we cherish. The play opens in a modern-day art museum where three individuals yearn to experience first-hand the wonder and glory of Rembrandt’s work. When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Spanning centuries of human experience, The Guard movingly explores the power of creative expression and the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of love and beauty.

This performance was part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.

“Five stars!”

- DC Metro Theatre Arts
Mitchell Hebert as Rembrandt and Josh Sticklin as Titus in "The Guard." Photo by Scott Suchman.