Yasmina Reza’s “ART” will open at the Marion Art Center (MAC) on Friday, November 9with subsequent performances on Saturday, November 10; Sunday, November 11; Friday,November 16, and Saturday, November 17. All Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 pm, while the Sunday matinee performance on November 11 will begin at 2:00 pm.
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, Yvan 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.
The cast includes Scott Fishman as Marc, Tony Oliva as Serge, and Lee Bonia as Yvan. Those behind the production include Director Linda Costa, Stage Manager Susan Sullivan, Sound & Lighting Manager Steven McManus, and Set & Tech Assistant Geoffrey Sullivan.
Tickets ($15 for MAC members, $18 for non-members) may be purchased during regular hours in person (Tue-Fri 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 2:00 pm) at the Marion Art Center, located at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion, MA, or online at www.marionartcenter.org. A limited number of cabaret tables are available for reserved parties of 4, and attendees may bring their own refreshments. Reservations are strongly recommended.