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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 27 members
Review from Theaterfan
55 events 11 reviews

Very strong show - really well-drawn characters, and some really excellent acting. Matt Lai's monologue was especially wonderful.

reviewed Jan 10 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
5 events 2 reviews

Wow - excellent cast, very entertaining play with creative staging. Matthew Lai was a standout--his frantic monologue is worth the price of admission alone! Glad we ventured over to Alameda to check this out.

reviewed Jan 09 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from KAHN ARTIST
1 event 1 review

I've wanted to see this play for years, but had never been to the Altarena Playhouse and wasn't sure what to expect. I thought it was a really good production (minamilist, like the art! LOL). I'm glad I was able to see it in such an intimate...continued

reviewed Jan 23 2009 report as inappropriate
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This 1998 Tony Award winner is a fiendishly clever comedy that dares to ask the question, “What is art?” Three old friends square off over the merits of a recently purchased painting. Their friendship is put to the test as the arguments quickly go from theoretical, to personal, to confrontational. Art is a heady and hilarious look at the bonds of friendship. It’s been called “A nonstop cross-fire of crackling language…a marriage of Moliere and Woody Allen.” Decide for yourself if it’s “Art.”

Written by Yasmina Reza

Directed by Stewart Lyle

Featuring John Hale, Keith Jefferds, and Matthew Lai

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