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1998 Tony Award® Winner for Best Play


by Yasmina Reza

March 29 – May 22, 2011


A simple white canvas. A 200,000 franc price tag. The real cost? Decades-long friendships.

Enter the world of Yasmina reba’s Art, where Serge’s purchase of an expensive abstract painting raises questions about the nature of art and friendship. Set in Paris, the story revolves around three friends who find their previously solid friendship on shaky ground when Serge invests in a new painting. The purchase reveals unsettling secret opinions and conflicting world views. As their arguments shift from the theoretical to the personal, this Tony Award®-winning comedy examines the pressures friends place on each other—and how different values can transform relationships. From the author of the recent Broadway smash God of Carnage.

Art is not so much a comedy about art as it is about friendship—and the limits of friendship.The New York Times