Marion Art Center to open play about art

Oct 12, 2018

Yasmina Reza’s “ART” will open at the Marion Art Center at Friday, Nov. 9 with subsequent performances on Saturday, Nov. 10, Sunday, Nov. 11, Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17.

All Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday matinee performance on Nov. 11 will begin at 2 p.m.

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It’s about five feet by four feet, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc does not have the proper standards to judge the work.

Another friend, Yvan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Yvan tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and the old friends 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 friendships.

The cast includes Scott Fishman as Marc, Tony Oliva as Serge, and Lee Bonia as Yvan. Those behind the production include Director Linda Costa, Stage Manager Susan Sullivan, Sound and Lighting Manager Steven McManus, and Set and Tech Assistant Geoffrey Sullivan.

Tickets will be $18 for MAC members and $20 for non-members. They may be purchased during regular hours in-person Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marion Art Center, located at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion, MA. Tickets can also be purchased  online at

A limited number of cabaret tables are available for reserved parties of 4, and attendees may bring their own refreshments. Reservations are strongly recommended for this performance.