MAR 15, 2017 - APR 9, 2017



Devised by Bated Breath Theatre Company
Written and Directed by Mara Lieberman
With Gabriel Aprea, Missy Burmeister, Corey Finzel, Sean Hinckle, Moira O'Sullivan, Debra Walsh
Beneath the Gavel drops the audience into the epicenter of the white-hot art market to explore the rise of branded art in the collision of High Art and High Finance. Based on stories from auction world insiders, this immersive, physical theatre piece gives the audience an unforgettable inside look at the only market - besides the stock market - to show up on the front pages of every major newspaper. (The show includes opportunities for the audience to bid on and take home real works of art. (Not a Rockefeller? Bated Breath Theatre Company will provide the money.) Beneath the Gavel first premiered in March 2016 in partnership with The New Britain Museum of American Art.

"an enthralling piece of finely tuned, interactive theater."
-Broadway World

"an endlessly fascinating milieu."
-Zeal NYC

"Innovative and excellent"
- Blog Critics

"If you've ever imagined what it might be like to play with the big guys at an auction house like Sotheby's or Christie's this is your golden invitation...Grab your paddle, collect as much fake moola as you can and enjoy the theatrical endeavor that is the creative whirlwind Beneath the Gavel."
- Bonnie Goldberg, The Middletown Press

Beneath The Gavel Production Shots