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Art

by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Robin Stanton
June 11 to September 3rd
Showtimes:
Wednesday to Friday 8 pm
Saturday 3 pm & 8 pm
½ Price Previews June 9th & 10th

Yasmina Reza’s Multi-Award Winning ‘ART’ is a wickedly witty portrait of modern art and old-fashioned friendship as three longtime friends come to blows over the value of a very expensive piece of art. A play about “the infinitely large and the infinitely small,” according to playwright Yasmina Reza, ART is the story of three friends and the painting that threatens to tear them apart. Serge, Marc, and Yvan are about to have dinner, but not before Serge reveals his latest coup: a very expensive painting by one of the hottest artists around, painted entirely in shades of white. Marc, who fancies himself Serge’s cultural mentor, is mystified by the purchase, while Yvan, who survives by quietly going along with the consensus, is asked to choose sides. While the friends’ evening proves near disastrous, Reza deftly reveals universal truths about men, art, and the ties that bind them.

Adding an intriguing twist, the SF Playhouse production features Artistic Director Bill English as Serge and decades-long friends Louis Parnell as Marc and Keith Burkland as Yvon

 

Photographer: Zabrina Tipton