ART-PREVIEW

For their first public performance, the French language theatre company ‘Rue du Hazard’ will stageArt, a three person dramatic comedy written by Yasmina Reza, directed by Trinity Daudenthun. Theplay Art is the most frequently performed play in the French language. Art premiered at The Comédie des Champs-Élysées theatre in Paris in 1994, where it won a Molière award. Using a British translation by Christopher Hampton, Art opened in London in 1996, where it ran for eight years and in New York in 1998. In the U.K. it won the Olivier Award, and the Evening Stand Award for the Best Comedy, in New York, it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Best Play and a Tony Award.

A long-term friendship among three friends, Marc, played by Jean Bernard Dahmoune, Serge played by Julien Bouétard and Yvan played by Erik Sackstein, comes under stress when Serge, a dermatologist, buys an expensive minimalist painting by a famous painter. The various reactions to the purchase reveal deep underlying problems in their relationships.
Their discussions about the pretentiousness of the art world, the vicissitudes of their relationship make for a hilariously dramatic evening, while revealing some profound truths about friendship.

Art produced by La Compagnie Rue du Hasard. 308-4th Ave South, Kirkland, WA 98033 (Corner of State St. and 4th Ave ) 8 pm April 26, 27, May 3 Ticket: $10/$15. Group rates $12 TICKETS: https://www.universe.com/events/art-de-yasmina-reza-par-la-compagnie-rue-du-hazard-tickets-kirkland-7BS3G2

N.B. The translation of ART is available from amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Art-YasminaReza/dp/B00134C4AG/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Art+by+Yasmina+Reza+translated+by+Christopher+Hampton&qid=1553534929&s=books&sr=1-2-catcorr
(The language is relatively simple, and is suitable for people whose French is not particularly fluent. The cast are all native speakers of French)

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