ART

by Yasmina Reza
translated by Christopher Hampton
15 Jan – 24 Feb 2018
 
 
15 Jan – 24 Feb 2018
Performances daily at 7.30pm, ex. Sundays

Ticket sales from 11 Dec 2017
 

Yasmina Reza’s play about three friends and a white painting became a global phenomenon soon after its opening in Paris and received numerous Awards. Twenty years ago, Christopher Hampton’s translation of Reza’s comedy won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.

Serge has bought a modern painting for a large sum of money. The canvas is white, with a few white lines and seems to be highly valued among modern art experts. Serge is completely and utterly enthralled by it. But when he proudly presents this valuable acquisition to his long time friend Marc, the latter is flabbergasted – and not in the way Serge expected. Yvan, the third party of the trio, refuses to take a position as he’s already burdened by the chaos of his wedding arrangements. The ensuing, somewhat hilarious, conflict threatens to break up a 15 year old friendship as the argument expands not only into the fields of art, humour, philosophy and psychology but also touches on the essential self-perception of the three men.

A remarkably wise, witty and intelligent comedy . . . has touched a universal nerve. –The Times