How much would you pay for a painting with nothing on it? Would it be “art”? Marc’s best friend Serge has just bought a very expensive—and very white—painting. To Marc, it is a joke, and as battle lines are drawn, old friends use the painting to settle scores. With friendships hanging in the balance, the question becomes: how much is a work of “art” worth? Yasmina Reza’s Art won a Tony Award®  for Best Play and an Oliver Award for Best Comedy. Translated by Christopher Hampton.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Bob Balaban as Serge
Brian Cox as Marc
Jeff Perry as Yvan

Original music composed by Laura Karpman and Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum.

Includes interviews with actors Bob Balaban and Brian Cox, and translator Christopher Hampton.

Directed by Peter Levin. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in April of 2009.

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Bob Balaban, Brian Cox, Jeff Perry


Yasmina Reza, translation by Christopher Hampton

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978 1 58081 583 3

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