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Yasmina Reza's 'ART' now playing at STC through Oct. 13

Posted by Liam O'Kennedy  September 26, 2012 10:00 AM

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Neil Kutzen of Wakefield (as Marc) and Stephen Cooper of Marblehead (as Serge) discuss the value of art in Yasmina Reza’s "ART," now playing through Oct. 13 at the Salem Theatre Company.

The following was submitted by Salem Theatre Company:

Salem Theatre Company has officially opened their Tenth Anniversary Season with Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award winning ART at the STC Theater now through October 13.

Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for best play, ART revolves around three friends who tangle over the merits of an all-white painting that one of them has purchased for a tidy sum. What begins as a polite discussion of personal taste rapidly devolves into all-out war as the guys relentlessly batter each other over their various foibles and failures. The London Independent wrote, "…anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to ART."   Newsweek wrote  "…a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language, serious issues of life and art expressed in outbursts that sound like Don Rickles with a degree from the Sorbonne…”

Guest director Eve Summer of Arlington directed the production.

Featured in the cast are Stephen Cooper of Marblehead, Neil Kutzen of Wakefield, and David Perkinson of Salem.  Emma Cavaliere of Salem serves as Production Stage Manager, and Scenic Design is by Ron Dion of Medfield.  Marbleheaders Greg Mancusi-Ungaro, Jean Fogle and John Fogle will design lighting, costumes and sound respectively.

The production runs through October 13 on Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette Street, Salem. Tickets are $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors and $10 for Students and are available online at www.salemtheatre.com or can be reserved for pick up at the box office by calling 978-790-8546 or emailing info@salemtheatre.com. Online ticketing ends 24 hours in advance of each performance. 

ABOUT THE SALEM THEATRE COMPANY

The Salem Theatre Company - a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – was founded in 2002 and enriches the artistic, cultural, and economic life of the Greater Salem region through the performance of classic, contemporary, and new works of exceptional theater. The STC hopes to move and inspire, and to build connections with new, diverse audiences and theatre artists through the performing arts and arts education outreach. 

STC‘s Season Ten starts in September of 2012 and features Yasmina Reza’s Art, Craig Lucas’ Reckless, Conor McPherson’s Shining City, [title of show] by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, and Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance. Season Passes represent a 15% discount off regular ticket prices and are available at www.salemtheatre.com.

The company is led by Artistic Director John Fogle, Managing Director Gary LaParl, and Board President Norene Gachignard. Details about tickets, the theater on Lafayette Street, and Season Ten are at www.salemtheatre.com.

 

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