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June 17 - June 18
Arkansas Public Theatre (APT) will present ART by Yasmina Reza, on June 17-18, 23-26, 2022.
From the writer of GOD OF CARNAGE and winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy, 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.
Curtain time for Thursday through Saturday performances is 8 p.m. with Sunday performances at 2 p.m. Doors and Concessions open at 7:00 pm. Cabaret Seats are $40/per person or $70/table (includes 2 individual seats) and Balcony Seats are $30/per person or $45/2 seats. Group discounts for 20 or more guests are available by contacting the Box Office. Tickets may be purchased on the APT website at www.arkansaspublictheatre.org or at the APT Box Office at 479-631-8988. All performances will be held at the historic Victory Theater, 116 S 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756.
For more details, visit https://www.arkansaspublictheatre.org/.