“One painting, one friendship — one of them has to go.”

How much would you pay for a white painting?

Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art?

Award Winner

Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. Winner of the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy.

Art-basic-logo-300dpi-770pix“…wildly funny, naughtily provocative…” —NY Post.

“…a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language, serious issues of life and art expressed in outbursts that sound like Don Rickles with a degree from the Sorbonne…Reza is a fiendishly clever writer…’ART’ sounds like a marriage of Molière and Woody Allen…”

“Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to ‘ART’.” —Independent (London).


Show Details:
Oct. 20-23
Thurs.-Sat.: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
$15 for Adults
$5 for Youth and BHSU students

“Art” is about three long-time friends, Serge, Marc, and Yvan. Serge has just bought a large, expensive, completely white painting that has three white, diagonal lines on it. Marc is horrified, and their relationship suffers considerable strain as a result of their differing opinions about what constitutes “art.” Meanwhile, Yvan is just caught in the middle. 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.”

Max G. Merchen directs the community theater comedy production of “Art,”written by Yasmina Reza. 

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