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ART  艺术

When:

Fri Feb 7 2014, 2:30pm
Fri Feb 7 2014, 8:00pm
Sat Feb 8 2014, 2:30pm
Sat Feb 8 2014, 8:00pm
Sun Feb 9 2014, 2:30pm
Sun Feb 9 2014, 8:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre Studio , 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Performed in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Bosom buddies for the past 15 years, Serge, Marc and Yvan’s friendship is put to the test when Serge decides to pay a ridiculously high price for a modern painting – a white canvas with a few faint, white lines. Tension ensues when Marc calls the painting “a piece of white shit” and Serge decides to defend it stubbornly. Their differences in taste quickly degenerates into a relentless attack on each other’s failures in life. The absurdity of the situation escalates when Yvan, who is caught in the middle, vacillates between Serge and Marc as he tries to save the deteriorating friendship.

Hailed as her best-known comedic work, ART by French playwright Yasmina Reza is a woman’s keen observation of the complexities of friendship between men. This play has also won numerous awards in London and New York.

Created by the team behind Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Huayi 2012) and Twelve Angry Men (Huayi 2013), and directed by Nelson Chia, this production gathers three of the most acclaimed male actors from the Singapore Mandarin theatre scene – Oliver Chong, Peter Sau and Liu Xiaoyi, in this humorous and poignant performance.

A Huayi 2014 festival commission.