Tassie Trio delivers hilarious comedy on modern ART
  • Wednesday 22 May 2013

As part of the 2013 theatre season Sunshine Coast Council presents ART, a hilarious play about three friends and a painting, for one performance only at Nambour Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Saturday 15 June 2013.

Friends. You love them, but sometimes you just can’t understand them. Especially when they do something completely different and unexpected…something that makes you wonder how they ever became your friend in the first place.

Serge, Marc and Yvan find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys an expensive painting. The canvas is white, with a few white lines. Serge is proud of his acquisition, fully expecting the approval of his friends. His best friend Marc, hates it. Marc can’t believe that any friend of his could possibly want such a thing. Enter Yvan – the mutual friend, the go-between, the meat in the sandwich.

The question is: Are you who you think you are? Or are you who your friends think you are? This comedy poses questions about the meaning of modern art and modern friendships, and how they are sometimes not that different.

Featuring three of Tasmania’s best actors - Robert Jarman as Marc, John Xintavelonis as Yvan, and Jeff Michel as Serge - this trio are sure to serve up an unforgettable evening at the theatre.

ART, a comedy by French writer Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, which has enjoyed outstanding success on the West End and in Broadway. It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Tony Award for Best Play. Art is produced by Tasmania’s Blue Cow Theatre and toured by Tasmania Performs with the assistance of playing Australia and Arts Tasmania.

Due to some coarse language, this performance is recommended for ages 15 years and over. Cost to attend is $39 for adults, $35 for concessions and groups of eight or more, $25 for young people under 25 years of age and $30 for subscribers. Bookings can be made by calling 5475 7777, at their website, or visit the theatre Box Office located at Centenary Square, 52-64 Currie Street, Nambour.

Reviews

"Chic, short, and wickedly, perceptively funny." The Evening Standard

A hit in the West End, Broadway and all around the world, ART is “a remarkably wise, witty and intelligent comedy ... ‘Art’ has touched a universal nerve.” The Times