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.

Recent Productions
WhereOpening Night
Centenary Stage Company 2/16/2018
Company~The 2/11/2012
Edison Valley Playhouse 10/6/2006
Old Library Theatre 1/14/2005
Villagers Theatre 10/8/2004
Circle Players 6/6/2003
Bergen County Players 5/2/2003
Attic Ensemble 4/25/2003
Chester Theatre Group 9/7/2002
Tri-State Actors Theater 7/31/2002
Allegro Productions 6/21/2002
Surflight Theatre 10/3/2001
Paper Mill Playhouse 1/3/2001
Cape May Stage 9/6/2000

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