“Art” at Chester Theatre Group

by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Chistopher Hampton

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 the 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.

Tickets are $15.00 for general admission, however , seniors 65+ and students 18 and under are $12.00 except on Saturday.

To make a reservation please call the Chester Theater Box Office at 908-879-7304.

The box office opens 30 minutes prior to Curtain. All seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Performed by Chester Theatre Group
At Black River Playhouse
Performances ran
Saturday, September 7, 2002 thru Saturday, September 28, 2002
Marc.... Scott M. Jacoby
Serge.... John Montague
Yvan.... Michael T. Mooney Has Bio Has photo
Directed by Jay Mills Has photo
Produced by Roseann Ruggiero Has Bio Has photo
Assistant Produced by Ellen Fraker -Glasscock Has Bio Has photo