ART a comedy by Yasmina Reza
Art a comedy, playing at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.
Set in Paris and the story revolves around three friends—Serge, Marc and Yvan—who find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys an expensive painting. The canvas is white, with a few white lines
Two hundred thousand for a painting with white stripes on a white background, of 1970s vintage – that is the catalyst for Reza’s witty, perceptive exposure of the antagonisms that lurk under the surface of friendship in this comedy called Art.
Lines are drawn and they 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 friendship.