The Painter And The Portrait


Angeliki Zaphiropoulou

Published by New Theatre Publications

2 Male 3 Female

Peter, a Greek artist in Monaco, has fallen in love with Mary, an English pianist and wife of his best friend John, an English architect

Tortured by his secret yearnings for Mary, he secludes himself in his atelier to prepare his latest exhibition on the theme of 'Country Rivers'

Even the company of his girl-friend Anne, a young French journalist is beginning to annoy him

His decision to paint a portrait of Mary as a young lady, from memory, causes problems for John, Anne, Mary and Mary's mother Kitty, an English retired teacher

Eventually, there flourishes a mutual, passionate love between Mary and Peter ...

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