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International City Theatre opens its 36th season with a virtual presentation of Yasmina Reza’s multiple award-winning, hilarious look at the bonds of friendship viewed through the prism of modern art. How much would you pay for a painting that was a white canvas? Would it be “art”? What would your friends think of it — and of you, for buying it? When Serge purchases an all-white painting for €200,000, his longtime friendship with Marc and Yvan is put to the test. As the arguments quickly go from theoretical to personal to confrontational and friendship hangs in the balance, the question becomes: how much is a painting worth? $30 per household; Streams on demand every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Feb. 18 thru March 7 (dark Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays) at www.InternationalCityTheatre.org.

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The well-known phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” certainly applies in the Art world, especially when differences of opinion on “what makes Art” can pull friends to opposite sides of any discussion. Thanks to the talents of all three actors, we are allowed to see into both the souls and minds of these three characters as their emotions overtake both their reason and intelligence. Director caryn desai, along with her brilliant technical team including Projections and Sound Design by Dave Mickey and Video Editor Mike Bradecich, move the characters around so it is very clear when they are speaking to each other or breaking the fourth wall sharing directly to the audience about what they are really thinking rather than what they are saying to often appease their friends.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Culver City News - ...read full review


The well-known phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” certainly applies in the Art world, especially when differences of opinion on “what makes Art” can pull friends to opposite sides of any discussion. Thanks to the talents of all three actors, we are allowed to see into both the souls and minds of these three characters as their emotions overtake both their reason and intelligence. Director caryn desai, along with her brilliant technical team including Projections and Sound Design by Dave Mickey and Video Editor Mike Bradecich, move the characters around so it is very clear when they are speaking to each other or breaking the fourth wall sharing directly to the audience about what they are really thinking rather than what they are saying to often appease their friends.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Culver City News - ...read full review