“Art” open this week at Washburn

Taylor Jaimes

The first performance of the Washburn University theater department this fall will be some “Art” from this summer.

“Though it is a short play, it is very accessible and very hilarious,” said Brandon Blick, sound technician.The first performance of the Washburn University theater department this fall will be some “Art” from this summer.

“Art” was written by Yasmina Reza, and premiered in Paris in 1994.

“We were well received by local critics and audiences alike when we put on the show this summer,” said Colby Cox, actor and theater major. “I think students will at least enjoy its light-hearted [comedic] nature and take away with them the messages therein.”

The comedy is about three friends; Marc, played by Jeff Boyer, Serge, played by Alex Brown and Yvan, played by Colby Cox. Their friendships are tested throughout the play.

Serge is interested in art and buys a very expensive, completely white painting. Marc thinks this is ridiculous, while Yvan is caught in the middle. A strain is put on their friendship due to their differing opinions about what constitutes art.

“From what I have gathered, the philosophy behind this play is the appreciation of art and the dynamics of friendships,”said Blick.

Tickets will be sold for $8. Washburn faculty, staff and students get in free with a Washburn ID.

“Art” will beĀ  performed at 7:30 p.m. September 9 through 12 and September 24 and 25 in Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre.

“Come see it! It’s free to students, faculty and staff, and it’s a great, quick-witted little play,” said Cox.