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Art

Art by Yasmina Reza

The play Art offers a close look at the value of friendship and art. Old friends Marc, Serge and Yvan find their 15 year relationship on shaky ground after Serge spends a small fortune on a piece of contemporary art. The painting is simply a white canvas, which upsets Marc. Stuck in the middle, Yvan seems to take both Serge's and Marc's side, which makes the situation worse. Soon, the disagreement shifts from being about the value of the painting to the value of their friendship as a whole.

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