Art, Yasmina Reza’s international hit play, opens at Penguin Rep Theatre in Stony Point on Fri May 17, 20 years after its successful run on Broadway.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and, in Art, three long-time friends come to laughs—and blows—over the value of an expensive painting.
By the author of God of Carnage, Art achieved spectacular success in Paris and London, where it was the recipient of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy, before being produced on Broadway in 1998 and winning the 1999 Tony Award for Best Play. Since that time, it has been performed in more than 20 languages around the world.
“Art is a wickedly witty portrait of modern art that also takes a funny and penetrating look at male friendship,” says Penguin Rep’s artistic director Joe Brancato, who will stage the production.
The award-winning professional Equity Theatre Penguin Rep opens its 42nd season on May 19 under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn. Penguin’s intimate, 108-seat theatre, which is located at 7 Crickettown Road, is converted from an 1880’s hay barn, and offers air-conditioning and heating, wheelchair accessible entrance, and plenty of free parking
The cast of Art includes: Josh Powell (as Serge), Brian Sgambati (as Marc), and Jonathan Spivey (as Yvan). The production has scenic design by Christopher & Justin Swader, costume design by Patricia E. Doherty, lighting design by Martin E. Vreeland, sound design by Max Silverman, properties by Buffy Cardoza, with casting by Cindi Rush.
Penguin’s limited engagement of Art runs through Sunday, June 9 in Stony Point, New York. Performance days and times are Friday and Saturday nights at 8p and weekend matinees on Saturdays at 4p and Sundays at 2p. The play will also be performed on Thursday evenings at 7:30p. Three special performances have also been scheduled:
- Sun May 19: the audience is invited to join the cast and crew for cake and coffee after the official opening performance.
- Fri May 24: there will be a discussion among the actors and audience following the show.
- Sat May 25: There will be a complimentary tasting catered by Lynch’s Restaurant of Stony Point before the 4p show.
- A special weekday matinee on Friday, May 17 at 2p.
Penguin’s intimate, 108-seat theatre, which is located at 7 Crickettown Road, is converted from an 1880’s hay barn, and offers air-conditioning and heating, wheelchair accessible entrance, and plenty of free parking. Tickets are priced at $48 (including facility fee and service charge). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more and young people (30 and under).