Theater review: RVP’s ‘Impressionism’ a sweet love story

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The local post-holiday theater season has gotten off to a nice start with Michael Jacobs’ “Impressionism” at Ross Valley Players.

Directed by Billie Cox — something of a theatrical polymath with a long background in sound design, play writing and music composition — the play is a one-act love story told in a series of related sketches. Its core dramatic arc concerns the softening of lifelong cynicism on the part of Katherine (a confident Mary Ann Rodgers), an art gallerist specializing in paintings from the Impressionist era — the “first distinctly modern movement in painting,” as the playbill notes.

In Katherine’s inventory is a picture of an old couple on a park bench, the husband hidden behind an upraised newspaper, his wife turned away from him at the opposite end of the bench, where

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