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Art, the play

April 19, 2014, 2:30 – 4 pm
Grand Gallery
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Photograph © Jesse Banks III

RISD’s sudent theatre group, the Exhibitionists, perform Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award®-winning comedy Art.

A simple white canvas. A 200,000 francs pricetag. The real cost? Decades-long friendships. Enter the world of Yasmina Reza’s Art, where Serge’s purchase of an expensive, abstract painting raises questions about the nature of art and friendship. Set in Paris, the story revolves around three friends who find their previously solid friendship on shaky ground when Serge invests in a new painting. The purchase reveals unsettling secret opinions and conflicting world-views. As their arguments shift from the theoretical to the personal, the play examines the pressures friends place on each other – and how different values can transform relationships.

Free with Museum admission, pre-registration requested.

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