In play, a very expensive purchase tests friendships

From staff reports

“Art,” a play by Yasmina Reza directed by Lyn Nihart and produced by the Actor’s Center of Asheville in partnership with the Front Porch Theatre at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts, will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 5–7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 plus tax and can be purchased in advance through the Black Mountain Center for the Arts’ website at blackmountainarts.org. The arts center is at 225 W. State St.

“We are so pleased to be able to bring this wonderful play that is powerfully acted and impeccably directed to Black Mountain for this one weekend,” said Gale Jackson, executive director of the arts center.

The play, which won the Tony Award for best play in 1998 and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1996, stars Kevin Patrick Murphy, Dan Clancy and Robert Dale Walker. After one of three friends purchases an extremely expensive all-white painting, the characters must examine what constitutes art - and friendship.

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