Downtown
Performing Arts

ART

Friday, June 17, 2022 to Sunday, June 26, 2022
Thursday - Saturday 8pm | Sunday 2pm
Rates/Admission Prices

Please see website for ticket pricing

Balcony Seating - $18.00

Location
Arkansas Public Theatre
116 S. 2nd Street
Rogers, AR 72756
Hours of Operation

Thursday - Saturday 8pm | Sunday 2pm

From the writer of GOD OF CARNAGE and winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy, 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, 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, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.