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Play questions culture: Is it Art?

by Archives November 14, 2001
Art, written by French playwright Yasmina Reza, is an hour and a half of true comic brilliance. Delving into the psychological make up of three very different friends, Reza has captured the essence of theatre entertainment.
After making appearances all over the world, the multi-award winning play has finally made its way to Montreal’s Centaur Theatre. Translated to English by Christopher Hampton, Art is definitely worth the admission price.
“We’ve pursued the performing rights for Art for the past four years and are extremely happy to finally be able to present this outstanding play to Centaur audience,” said Gordon McCall, Artistic Director of the Centaur Theatre Company.
Set in Paris, the play is centred around the taxing relationship of three
long-time friends. Serge, a successful, divorced dermatologist, played by Mo Bock, has purchased an expensive contemporary painting by an acclaimed artist.
It is almost entirely white with the exception of a few shaded areas and a
textured stripe running diagonally across the work.

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