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John Drew Theater at Guild Hall
158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937
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Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. Winner of the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy. "...wildly funny, naughtily provocative..." -- NY Post "...a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language, serious issues of life and art expressed in outbursts that sound like Don Rickles with a degree from the Sorbonne...Reza is a fiendishly clever writer... Art sounds like a marriage of Molière and Woody Allen..." -- Newsweek "That such a simple plot can throw up such profound and meaty ideas about the rules that dictate art and friendship is a real treat. Reza and Hampton have an acute ear for the idiocies, trivia and petty assaults that pepper the conversation between friends...The real pleasures come from Reza's creation of three beautifully defined, original characters..." -- The Mail (London) "In October I called it a minor classic. Let's change that to classic comedy, period." -- London Times 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, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas... Featuring Tom Gustin, John Beuscher and Stephen Hamilton. Box Office Hours: Available 1 hour prior to showtime Group Sales Number (5+): 631-324-4051 Appropriate For Ages: teen to adult

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