A star-studded English translation of Yasmina Reza's hit French play, Art, opened Oct. 15 at Wyndham's Theatre in London to mostly favorable reviews.The play, which stars Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay, was directed by Matthew Warchus.
Here is an excerpt from the review in the Times of London:
". . . a remarkably wise, witty and elegant comedy . . .
Before it reaches an ending that should satisfy those with a due regard for both friendship and modern art, the play has deftly raised issue after issue. To what extent does caring for a person mean accepting his tastes? To what extent does a person actually consist of his opinions? To what extent should friendship mean evading, fibbing and/or trying to adjust one's own beliefs to someone else's?
With Courtenay and Finney at their sharpest, and [Ken] Stott hilarious yet touching as a blundering piggy-in-the-middle, these are not just abstract questions. They are central to a play that strikes me as likely to become a minor classic. "