Art: The Tony Award-Winning Comedy by Yasmina Reza
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Heaped into piles and burned by angry crowds, Of Mice and Men has been banned for offenses ranging from "vulgar language" to being "anti-business." But despite decades of controversy, this novella by Nobel winner John Steinbeck endures for one simple reason: it is a masterpiece. Now Worldwide Theatricals mounts a moving stage adaptation of Steinbeck's crowning achievement. Few stories have better captured the complexity of true friendship better than the tale of George and his dim-witted buddy Lennie. As migrant workers adrift in the Great Depression, the two dream of settling down and living "off the fatta the lan" But their plans (like all those "of mice and men") are jeopardized by hard times and the cruelties of fate. Learn More
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We had side orchestra seats and were able to see most of the stage fairly well. The three actors did a reasonably good job with the material. However, the whiteface on one character was very distracting while the other two were dressed normally.
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“Rife with juicy one-liners.” – DCTheatrescene.com
“Art is not so much a comedy about art as it is about friendship—and the limits of friendship.” – The New York Times
“Crisp, chic… funny and engaging!” – The Washington Post
“A modern classic! Hilarious and incisive!” – TalkinBroadway.com
A simple white canvas. A 200,000 francs price tag. The real cost? Decades-long friendships. Enter the world of Yasmina Reza’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 Broadway’s hit play God of Carnage.