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THAT THEATRE COMPANY

Ons 20 Feb - Lør 23 Mar EntrÉ 40 KR - 165 kr SPILLER IKKE 27. OG 28. FEBRUAR
Billetter sælges gennem Teaterbilletter.dk


That Theatre Company proudly presents
ART by Yasmina Reza
Translated by Christopher Hampton
 

Art raises one of drama’s eternal questions:
How much truth and honesty can human beings stand? Friendship is under the microscope in this darkly funny and internationally award-winning play.

Set in Paris, the story revolves around three friends—Serge, Marc and Yvan—who find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys an expensive painting. The canvas is white, with a few white lines. Serge is proud of his acquisition, fully expecting the approval of his friends.

Taste
Is it possible to enjoy a real relationship with someone whose views on art, books, or theatre for that matter, are radically different from our own? If you embrace modernism, and I’m a traditionalist – as happens with Serge and Marc – is there any real foundation for friendship? The play starts with one friend bluntly spitting out his views. Marc scornfully describes Serge’s purchase as "a piece of white shit", but is it the painting that offends him, or the uncharacteristic independence of thought that the purchase reveals in Serge?

For the insecure Yvan, burdened by the problems of his impending doom (wedding) their friendship is his sanctuary, but his attempts at peace-making backfire. Eager to please he laughs about the painting with Marc but tells Serge he likes it. Pulled into the disagreement,his vacillations fuel the blazing row.

Lines are drawn and they 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 friendship.
 
“A comedy classic” – The Times
“Wildly funny,naughtily provocative” – New York Post
“A marriage of Moliereand Woody Allen” –Newsweek

Watch trailer at youtube.com