by Yasmina Reza
translated by Christopher Hampton
What’s more fun than watching three grown men throttle each other over a painting?
Serge buys an all-white painting for 200,000 francs, infuriating Marc and putting Yvan in the crossfire. This simple debate about differing tastes soon spirals into a full-out fight about values, threatening to end their 15 year friendship.
Reza is the master at messing with polite society – turning civil, middle-class people into absolute animals. Adding fuel to the creative fire is director Stephen Drover – conducting the play’s chaos for maximum heat and hilarity.
Awards for 'Art’
1998 Tony for Best Play
1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy
1994 Molière Award for Best Author, Best Play and Best Production
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Directed by Stephen Drover, with Michael Kopsa as Marc, Hiro Kanagawa as Serge, and Haig Sutherland as Yvan. Set Design Drew Facey; Costume Design Barbara Clayden; Lighting Design John Webber; Sound Design Troy Slocum; Stage Manager Lorilyn Parker; Assistant Stage Manager Ronaye Haynes.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE February 5 - 22, 2014
The play is approximately 70 minutes. There is NO intermission.
8:00pm: Tuesday–Saturday evenings
1:00pm: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
2:00pm: Saturday, February 8
Dress Rehearsal: 8:00 pm Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Preview: 8:00 pm Thursday, February 6, 2014
Opening Night: 8:00 pm Friday, February 7, 2014
Closes: 8pm, Saturday, February 22, 2014
Ticket Prices: $30 (student) - $48/$49 (Adult, weekday/weekend)
Groups of 10 or more: $44
February 11 at 9:15pm: Post-show Panel Discussion:"What is the Value of Art". Director Stephen Drover and Richmond Art Gallery Director Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, moderated by Artistic Director Jovanni Sy. https://soundcloud.com/gatewaytheatre/talkback
February 11 at noon: Pre-show Tea Matinee. Join us at noon for light refreshments. Sponsored by Canterbury Coffee and Anna’s Cake House.
Major support for ‘Art’ is provided by