Translated by Christopher Hampton ART and opens at ERT on the 27 September and runs until the 20th October.
When Serge spends a small fortune on a controversial all-white painting, his friends are truly baffled. Pent-up emotions surface and harsh truths test the very best of friendships in their hilarious struggle to agree to disagree on this piece of ‘Art’.
Regarded as a modern comedy classic, ‘Art’ has won a litany of awards including an Olivier, Tony, Evening Standard and New York Critics’ to name a few.
This acclaimed international hit will be directed by RSC actor and newcomer to ERT Martin Hutson who says; “Yasmina Reza has pulled off an extraordinary slight of hand; while we think we are watching a brilliantly funny and acutely observed comedy about three friends arguing over a painting, she is secretly serving up a profound and deeply moving play about friendship, fear and the human condition.”
ERT favourites Richard Avery, Malcolm Tomlinson and Clive Kneller, put their real-life friendship on the stage in one of the most successful comedies of all time.
East Riding Theatre’s next in-house production after ‘Art’ will be a magical Christmas adaptation of Michelle Margorian’s deeply moving wartime classic, Goodnight Mister Tom adapted by David Wood and directed by Jake Smith who directed last year’s sell-out Christmas show ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’