ART centers on the relationships of three long-time friends, Serge, Marc, and Yvan, after Serge purchases an expensive work of abstract art—a large painting consisting of white lines on a white canvas. As the three men engage in an ongoing debate over the value of the painting, emotions run high and the conflict escalates to the point of nearly destroying their friendship. As Robert Hurwitt observed in a review for the San Francisco Chronicle, ‘‘Art isn’t about aesthetics but the psychological, emotional and power dynamics of friendship.’
French playwright Yasmina Reza garnered international acclaim with her play Art (1994), for which she received the 1998 Lawrence Olivier Award for best comedy, the 1998 Tony Award for best play and Molière awards for best author, best play, and best production.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Upcoming: Art by Yasmina Reza, 5x4 Productions at Preas Theatre, Austin High School. February 3 - 12
5 by 4 Productions presents...
by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
directed by Jenny Lavery
A Benefit to Create Theatre Scholarships at Austin High School
Larry D. Preas Theatre on the campus of Austin High School,1715 W. Cesar Chavez (click for map)
February 3 - 5, 1-12 at 8 p.m.
Tickets $10 at www.AusTix.com, or cash/check only at the door
NYU graduate and Austin newcomer Jenny Lavery makes her Austin directorial debut, alongside veteran actors Joe Reynolds, Kyle Odom and Billy Dragoo. Proceeds from this production will be used to create theatre scholarships for Austin High students pursuing degrees in theatre.
produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc