by Yasmena Reza (translated by Christopher Hampton)
co-produced by Richmond Shakespeare and Sycamore Rouge, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2011
Brittany Dilliberto, Lighting Design; Keith Saine, Scenic Design; Lindy Bumgarner, Costume Design; Philip Milone, Technical Director
d.l. hopkins as Marc, J. Ron Fleming as Serge, and Dave Blake White as Yvan
"ART Shines for Sycamore Rouge and Richmond Shakespeare," Mondo Johnny (blog posts of WCVE [NPR affiliate] critic John Porter)
"Director kb saine has crafted a witty production... a well done play that will make you laugh and think – sometimes at the same time."
"Theatre Review: "Art" at VMFA'a Leslie Cheek Theatre," GayRVA
"Director k.b. saine’s deeply theoretical, well-paced proceedings tone down Marc and Serge’s relational aggression and instead channel the friendship’s (…or shall I say rivalry?) exponential hostility as an indictment of Jacques Derrida’s deconstructionist philosophy – in laymen terms – that “modern” art is a cultural construction."
(other reviews are no longer available online)
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