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“Art”, Week 1 – LSUA Empty Space Players
November 9, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Join LSUA Empty Space Players for their production of Yasmina Reza’s Art. Art will be staged November 9 – 12 and 16 – 19. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday showings begin at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees are at 2:30 PM. All performances are at the Richard Gwartney Theatre on the LSUA campus.
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. This is where the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.
Please note: “Art” is for mature audiences only. No one under the age of 13 will be admitted.