AUGUST 9-13, 2016
at the Liberty Theatre
By Yasmina Reza
Direction by Denise Simone
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 measures 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 knowledge to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into the disagreement. Lines are drawn and 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. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: “Go on.” This is where the friendship is finally tested. The aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.
“…wildly funny, naughtily provocative…” —NY Post
Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play and winner of the 1996 Laurence Olivier Award for best comedy.
Company of Fools’ 21st Season sponsors are Ali Long/The Springcreek Foundation, High Country Fusion, Ken Lewis, Priscilla Pittiglio, The Shubert Foundation, Mary Ann & John Underwood, Linda & Bob Edwards, Arrow R Storage, Scott Miley Roofing and media sponsor The Weekly Sun.
Tickets are $35 for full price, $30 for seniors (62 and over) and Center members and $15 for students (18 and under)*.
*Ticket prices do not include taxes or processing fees.
These ticket prices do not include the “Pay What You Feel” preview (August 9). There is also a SPECIAL GROUP RATE – groups of 6 or more receive $30 tickets (a $5 savings, per ticket, if you are not a Center member!)
BEYOND THE CURTAIN SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:
Learn, explore and have fun with Company of Fools. Take advantage of some interesting ways to engage with theatre and the current performance on a deeper level:
“Pay What You Feel” Night – August 9, 7pm
Join us for the first performance of Art and literally pay whatever you’d like! Tickets go on sale at the Liberty Theatre box office one hour prior to the performance. There are no reserved seats. Simply buy your ticket, find a seat and enjoy the show.
“10 for 10″
Ten seats are sold for $10 each, on each night, at the box office starting one hour prior to the performance. Limit two tickets per person.
Click on the “Buy Tickets” link above to select individual performance dates and the number of seats you’d wish to purchase or call us 208.578.9122 – we’re happy to help!
ART PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Tuesday, August 9……….7PM Pay What You Feel Night
Wednesday, August 10……….7PM
Thursday, August 11……….7PM
Friday, August 12……….8PM
Saturday, August 13……….8PM
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