RELEVANCE PRODUCTIONS presents:
by Yasmina Reza
Translation by Christopher Hampton
Directed by TREVOR BELT
How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It’s about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: “Go on.” This is where the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.
Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for BEST PLAY, the 1998 Drama Desk Award for BEST PLAY, and 1996 Olivier Award for BEST COMEDY!
ONLY one week in Kansas City!
November 29- December 2, 2012
8 PM Curtain
JUST OFF BROADWAY THEATRE
3051 Central ( in Penn Valley Park)
Kansas City, MO 64141
Tickets ONLY $10!
For Online Purchases visit This Link
‘Art’ will be presenting not only here in Kansas City, but will be performed at numerous venues throughout Kansas and Missouri as a part of Relevance’s desire for academic outreach beyond the greater Kansas City area.
Upcoming Touring Dates:
Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
December 5th, 2012
Tickets onsale soon for this date.
Relevance Productions:“Bringing Socially Relevant Theatre to the Kansas City Area!