‘ART’ at Beacon Theatre

The cast of 'ART'

4th Wall Productions’ first production at new home 

How would you feel about your best friend if he suddenly did something so colossally stupid in your eyes it made you question your very friendship? It happens in Yasmina Reza’s play, ART, winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Comedy and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play of the same year. When an art lover buys what is in essence a pure white painting for a horse-choking sum of money, his best friend goes ballistic and a third friend gets squeezed in the middle. Questions about strange modern art – and strange modern friendships – fly thick.

4th Wall’s presentation of ART is the vision of veteran director, Christine Vittorini. When asked what inspired her about this particular play she stated, how we view art is one thing, but being able to let others view and critique our art is another. When we create and show our work, it can be quite vulnerable. In the play one man just “gets” this one art piece, it touches him. He admittedly spends quite a small fortune for it. When he dares to share the piece of art with his friends… well that’s where the heart of the story lives. Art, whether spoken, sung, strummed, or strung promotes emotion.

Tickets are $15 and seating is limited. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 and 28 and Feb. 3 and 4. Sunday performances at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5. For Ticket information visit the Beacon Theatre website  or phone our ticket hotline at: 845-226-8099.
Photo courtesy of 4th Wall Productions


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