Defining the value of 'Art'

LOS ANGELES - "Art," a Tony Award-winning comedic play about three friends who try to define the value of art, will open the 44th season of East West Players when it opens Sept. 16 at the David Henry Hwang Theater at Union Center.'Art' revolves around a 4' x 5' white canvas, painted with fine white diagonal lines. Is this art? Serge believes it is, and is willing to pay $200,000 for it. When Marc flat out laughs at the ridiculousness of the situation, a third party is brought in for an objective opinion. Yvan agrees with both. When three opinions clash, three 15-year-long friendships are put to the test. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him, "Go on." "Art" has won numerous awards, including the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. Opening night will be accompanied by a pre-performance cocktail reception and a post-show reception with the cast and creative team. Performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. "Art" closes Oct. 11. Opening night tickets are $60 for all seats. General admission tickets for other shows are $25-$35. For tickets and informational, call (213) 625-7000 or visit

********** Published: August 21, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 18