by Yasmina Reza

The edge of a white painting hangs on a wall next to a window looking out onto a Paris skyline. ‘Art’ by Yasmina Reza Oct 13-15

Marc’s friend Serge has just bought a painting, an Antrios. It’s a canvas about five foot by four: white. The background is white and if you screw up your eyes, you can make out some fine white diagonal lines.

Serge is one of Marc’s oldest friends. He’s done very well for himself, he’s a dermatologist and he’s keen on art. Marc’s an aeronautical engineer who seems to take some sort on incomprehensible pride in running modernism (and Serge) down. And Yvan’s… getting married?? there?? playing go-between?? in love with both of them? 

Marc hates the painting. Serge hates that Marc is taking it so personally. Yvan doesn’t understand what’s the big issue and tries to get in the middle to calm the other two down, which only makes everything worse. In the repartee, the recriminations and accusations, the discoveries and truths finally told that follow the play investigates what happens when the unspoken agreements and assumptions we make about our relationships with the people closest to us turn out to be false and if in the end we can prove to each other that we care.

Note: this play includes brief allusions to hypothetical violence and a short scene of mild staged combat.

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Performance Dates & Times

October 13, 2022 - 8:00pm

October 14, 2022 - 8:00pm

October 15, 2022 - 4:30pm

October 15, 2022 - 8:00pm


Crescent Underground

Venue Accessibility: 
Venue lobby is accessible via elevators located near both the Morse and Stiles dining halls. Upper seating is accessible via main venue entrance. Facilities and stage level seating are accessible via a ramp to the left of the main venue entrance.

Patron Information

This performance is open to asymptomatic patrons with an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination. Patrons should carry vaccination documentation and be prepared to show it if asked.

Production Team

Stage Manager
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Graphic Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Stage Manager
Costume Designer
Daviana Rodriguez
Sets Team