Revelstoke Theatre Company presents Art, a dark comedy

The Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre will be opening its curtains for the Revelstoke Theatre Company’s newest theatrical production on Mar. 28

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Top, left to right, Darren McKay playing the character of "Marc." Brad Binnington, Technical Director. Benjamin Menzies playing the character of "Serge." Bottom left to right, JP Lord, Production Manager Nadia Uson, Promotions, Marketing And Technical Assistant Anita Hallewas, Artistic Director Ray Cooper‎, playing the character of "Serge". Photo: The Revelstoke Theatre Company.

This Thursday, March 28, marks the opening night of Art, the Revelstoke Theatre Company’s most recent production. The play will be hosted by The Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre and doors will open at 8 p.m.

The Revelstoke Theatre Company’s production of Art will feature a local cast and production crew:

Serge” is being played by Benjamin Menzies
Marc” is being played by Darren McKay
Yvan” is being played by Ray Cooper
The Director is Anita Hallewas
The Production Manager is JP Lord
Set Design is by Brad Binnington

Technical Design is by Brad Binnington

So, what exactly is the play about?

Art, written by Yasmina Reza, is originally a French-language play that premiered in Paris in the early nineties. After its phenomenal reception in France, the dark comedy subsequently went on to run in London and Broadway in the late nineties. Two decades later and the play has now earned worldwide critical acclaim.

The play uses dark humor and wit to convey a deeper social commentary — the play is not as much about art as it is about friendship. Below is an overview of the plot (a back-cover excerpt from the play):

“Serge has bought a modern painting for a large sum of money. Marc hates it and cannot believe that a friend of his could possibly want such a work. Yvan attempts, unsuccessfully, to placate both sides. If your friendship is based on tacit mutual agreement, what happens when one person does something completely different and unexpected? The question is: Are you who you think you are or are you who your friends think you are?”

Event details:

The Revelstoke Theatre Company’s production of Art will be playing in Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre on March 28, 29, 30 as well as April 4, 5, 6 2019.

Tickets cost $15 and are available for purchase at Revelstoke Credit Union, at the door of Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, or online through their events page.