Banyan Theater Company: ‘ART’ By Yasmina Reza, Translated by Christopher Hampton June 25 – July 12

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‘ART’ opens June 25


By Yasmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton

June 25 – July 12

One white painting, three colorful opinions about what makes art, well, art. Serge (Don Walker), indulging his penchant for modern art, has purchased a large, expensive, completely white painting. His longtime friend Marc (Gary Marachek) is horrified, which causes considerable strain in their relationship. Yvan (Larry Alexander), caught in the middle, tries to please and mollify both of them. Lines are drawn and they square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendship … and possibly that piece of “art.” Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy. Directed by Julian Olf.


“… a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language … Reza is a fiendishly clever writer … ‘ART’ sounds like a marriage of Molière and Woody Allen …” ~Newsweek


2:00 pm

June 27, 28* SOLD OUT; July 5*, 7, 11, 12


8:00 pm

June 25, 26, 27; July 1, 2*, 3, 7, 8, 9*, 10, 11


*Play Talks, free informal discussions with the cast, follow these performances.


Buy tickets now.

Box office now open
(941) 351-2808



Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm


inside the FSU Center for Performing Arts lobby

enter through the doors on the left; once inside, turn left

5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota


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Matinees close to selling out


If you are a matinee-goer, we recommend you book your tickets now as they are filling up. In addition to the sold out performance of ‘ART,’

the July 19 performance of “The Amish Project” is also SOLD OUT.

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