Synopsis

This rapid-fire comedy, sparkling with verbal wit, is a clever explosion of argument and rumination ignited by a piece of art. An internationally acclaimed hit, Art is now captivating audiences at Steppenwolf, where fierce acting from a world class ensemble brings to life this intelligent riff on culture, friendship and...art.

French playwright Yasmina Reza won the 1997 Olivier Award and the 1998 Tony Award for Art, which has been produced worldwide and translated into over 30 languages. British playwright Christopher Hampton won an Academy Award for the screen adaptation of his play Dangerous Liaisons and was nominated for his adaptation of Atonement.

Watch & Listen

  1. EXPLORE: The World of Art

    EXPLORE: The World of Art

  2. MaTEENée for Art

    MaTEENée for Art

  3. The Cast of Art on Marc

    The Cast of Art on Marc

  4. #018: Ensemble Member Rick Snyder on Art

    #018: Ensemble Member Rick Snyder on Art

  5. The Cast of Art on Yvan

    The Cast of Art on Yvan

  6. Art in Production

    Art in Production

  7. Rick Snyder on Art

    Rick Snyder on Art

  8. #016: Ensemble Member K. Todd Freeman on Art

    #016: Ensemble Member K. Todd Freeman on Art

  9. Art in Rehearsal

    Art in Rehearsal

  10. #001: Artistic Director Martha Lavey on the 2008-2009 Season

    #001: Artistic Director Martha Lavey on the 2008-2009 Season

Cast & Artists

The Artists

Featured Ensemble Members

Reviews

"Very enjoyably and diversely acted by the ever-terrific Fran Guinan...the very spry and funny K. Todd Freeman...and the adeptly caustic John Procaccino."
-Chicago Tribune

"To three wickedly apt actors the character contrast is catnip. Steppenwolf’s revival...boasts three wily actors who set each other off in every way."
-Chicago Free Press

"A master class in acting...Francis Guinan brings unexpected depths of vulnerability to dyspeptic Marc; K. Todd Freeman finds Beckettian layers of woeful hilarity in hapless Yvan; and John Procaccino's Serge is a delicious blend of arriviste smugness and midlife angst."
-Chicago Reader

Program Articles

Letter from the Artistic Director on the 2008-2009 Season

Artistic Director Martha Lavey discusses the 2008-2009 Season of the Imagination

Letter from the Artistic Director on Art

Artistic Director Martha Lavey examines the themes in Art

Five Minutes With Francis Guinan

Ensemble member Fran Guinan talks August, London and Art.

You Paid 200,000 Francs For This Shit?

Artistic Apprentice Hannah Kuchnick shares contemporary art's controversial history

The Art of Friendship

Associate Artistic Director David New and Ensemble Member Rick Snyder discuss the fine (and complicated) art of friendship

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Content Advisory

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