10 to 17 October 2009

in the Studio

art

Art

by Yasmina Reza

directed by Tim McQuillen-Wright

With the expensive purchase of a modern painting, three friends find themselves involved in a bitter examination of their friendship which threatens to tear them apart and expose their most private insecurities.

Few modern plays have had quite the impact of Yasmina Reza's Art when it premiered in 1996. Its comedic and tragic elements are so cleverly interwoven that you don't know whether to laugh or cry. The NVT's production builds on the initial success whilst adding the immediacy of the unique performance space to create a fresh version of this modern classic. Complementing the play will be a free entry exhibition in the South Hall Gallery of paintings by local artist Ben Fearnside.

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