Tryst Theatre are staging the popular comedy
Art as part of the Falkirk Tryst Springtime
Festival next month.
Award-winning Art, by Yasmina Reza, premiered
in Paris in 1995. Since then it has been produced worldwide
and translated and performed in over thirty languages. A large
number of top actors have queued up to perform in it –
Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Ken Stott, Alan Alda, Alfred
Molina, Brian Cox, Warren Mitchell, John Fortune and most
recently Jack Dee, Frank Skinner and Colin Mochrie. It was
co-produced by Sean Connery.
It’s a comedy of crisis. Serge has bought a modern
abstract painting for a huge sum of money. Marc is disgusted
and cannot believe that a friend of his could possibly want
such a ghastly work. Yvan attempts, unsuccessfully, to placate
both sides while struggling with the plans for his wedding.
Playing somewhere between Moliere and Woody Allen, the comedy
is less about art and more about friendship tested to its
Serge is played by Brian Paterson, Marc by Alan Clark and
Yvan by Craig Murray.
Tryst President Frank Murray said: “This is a spectacularly
popular play in which the three actors perform somewhere between
the elegance of The Three Tenors and the slapstick of The
Three Stooges. Brilliantly witty and thought-provoking, it
bubbles over with sharp and rapid-fire dialogue. One critic
summed up its appeal beautifully. “"If you haven't
seen it yet, I envy you the discovery. And if you have seen
it before, I envy you the re-discovery!"”
Art is on in Falkirk Town Hall for one night
only on Saturday May 22 at 7.30pm. Tickets, £7 and £5
(concessions) are available from the Steeple Box Office on
01324 506850 or from Tryst Theatre’s Box Office on 01324
Picture shows, left to right, Brian Paterson, Craig Murray
and Alan Clark.