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.
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Cast & Artists
- Author: Yasmina Reza
- Directed by: ensemble member Rick Snyder
- Scenic Design: Antje Ellermann
- Costume Design: Ana Kuzmanic
- Lighting Design: Robert Christen
- Original Music: Kevin O'Donnell
- Stage Manager: Michelle Medvin
- Assistant Stage Manager: Jonathan Templeton
Featured Ensemble Members
"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."
Ensemble member Fran Guinan talks August, London and Art.
Artistic Director Martha Lavey examines the themes in Art
Artistic Director Martha Lavey discusses the 2008-2009 Season of the Imagination
Associate Artistic Director David New and Ensemble Member Rick Snyder discuss the fine (and complicated) art of friendship
Artistic Apprentice Hannah Kuchnick shares contemporary art's controversial history