Barrington Stage Company Presents ART, 7/22-8/8

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Producing Director Richard M. Parison, Jr., continues its 2010 mainstage season with Yasmina Reza's award-winning comedy ART. This smart and funny play explores the value and meaning of both friendship and art when a (nearly) all-white painting ignites an escalating argument among three men, threatening to destroy their long friendship.

Directed by Henry Wishcamper (LCT 3's Graceland, Keen Company's Pullman Car Hiawatha), ART will run from July 22 through August 8, with an Opening Night scheduled for Sunday, July 25 at 5:00pm.

The cast features Brian Avers (BSC's The Violet Hour, Black Comedy; Broadway: Tom Stoppard's Rock ‘n Roll) portrays Yvan, Michael Countryman (BSC's Ciao!; Off-Broadway Equivocation; Broadway: Mary Stuart) plays Marc, and making his BSC debut is David Garrison (Television: Married... with Children; Broadway: Wicked, Titanic) who plays Serge.

"'Art' is," says Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, "the kind of play I love - funny, smart, and wonderfully human. And about something all of us can relate to: friendship."

The creative team includes scenic designer Robin Vest, costume designer Jenny Mannis, lighting designer Matt Richards, and sound designer Bart Fasbender. Wesley Apfel is the production stage manager.

Since its premiere in 1995 in Paris, ART has been performed worldwide and translated in over 30 languages. Reza holds the record for the first woman to win the Tony Award for Best Play twice - ART in 1998 and God of Carnage in 2009. Her other works include The Unexpected Man and Life (x) 3.

Performances of Yasmina Reza's ART are from July 22 through August 7 are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, Friday matinees at 2pm, and Sunday at 5pm at BSC Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield. Additional matinee performance on Wed., July 28 at 2pm. Opening Night: Sun., July 25 at 5:00pm. Tickets: $15-$56. Seniors: $35 all matinees. Pay What You Can Night for 35 year olds and younger: Fri., July 30 at 8:00pm. Barrington Stage is fully-accessible, including wheelchair accessibility and assisted listening devices at every performance. Accessible seating is available by reservation. For ticket information, call 413-236-8888, stop by the BSC Box Office at 30 Union Street, or visit

About Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Company, a professional award-winning Equity theatre located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Pittsfield, MA, was co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. Barrington Stage's mission is three-fold: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways to bringing new audiences into the theatre-especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention with William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's Tony Award-winning musical hit "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," which began as a workshop at Barrington Stage in February 2004, was produced in its world premiere to critical acclaim that summer, and later transferred to Broadway's Circle-in-the-Square Theatre where it played more than 1,000 performances. For more information, log on to

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