Pasadena Playhouse's Art Has Tony Winner Roger Bart, Bradley Whitford and Michael O'Keefe

News   Pasadena Playhouse's Art Has Tony Winner Roger Bart, Bradley Whitford and Michael O'Keefe
 
Bradley Whitford, Michael O'Keefe and Roger Bart will make up the trio of friends bickering over a piece of Art in the coming Pasadena Playhouse production of Yasmina Reza's play. Performances will run Jan. 24-Feb. 19, 2012, in Pasadena, CA.

Bradley Whitford
Bradley Whitford Photo by Broadway/L.A. - Pantages Theatre

Nine-time Emmy Award winner David Lee will direct Whitford (Broadway's Boeing-Boeing, TV's "The West Wing") as Marc, Bart (The Producers, Young Frankenstein and a Tony Award winner for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) as Yvan and O'Keefe ("Caddyshack," "The Great Santini," "Roseanne," Broadway's Mass Appeal) as Serge.

Opening night is Jan. 29. Art, the Tony Award-winning Best Play from the French playwright who penned God of Carnage, is about Yvan (Bart), Marc (Whitford) and Serge (O'Keefe), the best of friends whose bonds are tested when Serge spends a fortune on a controversial painting. According to Pasadena Playhouse notes, "All three experience the dire consequences of adhering to one's taste in art. Marc is horrified, but is it the painting that offends him, or the uncharacteristic independence-of-thought that the purchase reveals in Serge? Yvan, caught in the middle of the conflict, tries to please and mollify both of them."

The creative team for Art includes scenic designer Tom Buderwitz, lighting designer Jared Sayeg and costume designer Kate Bergh.

Art also received the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play and the Moliere Award for Best Commercial Production.

The Pasadena Playhouse is at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA. For tickets and information, call (626) 356-7529 or visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.

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