Art

  • July 12 - 27, 2024
  • Silver Line Theatre Exchange

    211 N Lewis St
    Staunton, Virginia 24401
Ticket Price $33.00-$70.00 Buy Tickets
Description

Silver Line Theatre Exchange presents Art by Yasmina Reza


Please note Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 20 tickets include a Farm to Theatre Dinner by Chef Aaron Gardner. See below for more details!

Recipient of the 1998 Tony Award® for Best Play | 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy

THE STORY: 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.


“…wildly funny, naughtily provocative…” —New York 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…” —Newsweek.

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

Silver Line Theatre Exchange proudly presents Art by Yasmina Reza, directed by Constance Swain, with special permission from Dramatists Play Service. Our Professional Performance Series connects working artists with production opportunities and introduces our local community to incredible professional talent available in regional theatre. You don't have to go to New York City to work in or enjoy professional theatre!

Farm to Theatre: Dinner and a Show Collab with Gardner's Harvest

Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 20 tickets include a special locally-sourced dinner from chef Aaron Gardner. Enjoy a three-course menu that celebrates summer in the Shenandoah Valley. Guests arrive at 6 p.m. and enjoy a drink and nibble (drinks sold separately), and will then choose their seats at table for the first and main course. The show will start around 7:30, and dessert will be served halfway through the show. The bar will stay open throughout the show for cocktails, wine, beer, cider, and zero-proof drinks.

Date & Time

Jul 12 - 27, 2024

Venue Details

Silver Line Theatre Exchange

211 N Lewis St
Staunton, Virginia 24401 Silver Line Theatre Exchange
Silver Line Theatre Exchange

Silver Line Theatre Exchange is an education-led theatre company offering classes and performance opportunities for students in grades PK-12, and a professional producing body that connects regional professional actors and aspiring artists to performance and teaching work.


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