February 23 - March 10 2024
“Art” is ostensibly about three friends, one of whom has just purchased a piece of ‘modern art’ (a 5'x4' white canvas). The background is white and if you screw up your eyes, you can make out some fine, white diagonal lines. This purchase tests the relationship between the friends, questioning what is ‘art’, what has ‘value’, what is important?
Those themes explore the nature of relationships, and of status and control within them; of age, and the evolving stages of life; of friendships and empathy, of understanding vs ignorance, and of compassion vs cruelty…
Reza wrote the characters as men, and the particular nature of male relationships was an important, original theme. In order to explore the broader themes with a fresh, challenging and relevant intent, we are casting this production with women.