Wednesday, June 27, 2012

'ART' opens in Chester this week

My version of the original Times cartoon for the 1996 London production.

A bit of shameless self-plugging here, folks! I'm playing 'Serge' in Yasmina Reza's fantastic comedy/drama 'ART' at Chester Theatre Club all next week. We open this Saturday 30th, then we're on from Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th July.
Here's a bit from the club's website:

"What do you do when a friend you have known for years - a friend you thought you knew really well - buys a work of art that you consider to be ridiculous? This is the dilemma facing the three friends featured in Art. Serge thinks his painting of off-white marks on a white canvas is inspired. Marc thinks it is rubbish and Yvan can't quite make up his mind. Their friendships are tested to breaking point as a result in this tremendously entertaining and thought-provoking play by Yasmina Reza. "
It's my debut at the club, but I've been having a great time in rehearsals. Everyone's been very friendly and welcoming, and the place has a fantastic atmosphere.
Cassian Wheeler plays Yvan, Ray Bengree plays Marc, I play Serge, and Lisa Miller directs.
Tickets can be booked by telephoning 01244 322674 or contact
The venue is Chester Little Theatre, Gloucester Street, Chester CH1 3HR
£7.50 (£6.00 Concessions Monday and Tuesday only)
£6.50 Saturday Preview