Globe Theatre vet Norman Snow, Emmy nominee Joe Regalbuto and Broadway's Robert Westenberg as three men at war over a plain white canvas in Art, making its San Diego premiere in the Old Globe Theatre. Opening night is set for May 31. Translated from Yasmina Reza's French by Christopher Hampton (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), the Tony Award-winning Art traces the destruction and rebuilding of three men's friendship as an expensive piece of art — which looks just like a plain white canvas — comes between them. Serge (Snow), who purchases the work, can't understand why his pal Marc (Westenberg) is so upset about his new painting, while the wishy-washy Yvan (Regalbuto) is caught in the fray, torn between his two best friends. Reza is also the author of The Unexpected Man and Life X Three.
Tony Award winner Joseph Hardy (Child's Play) directs. On Broadway, he's helmed Play It Again Sam, Romantic Comedy and Gigi. Recent Globe credits include The Weir, Paramour, The Miser and The Taming of the Shrew.
Regalbuto was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work as Frank Fontana on "Murphy Brown." Tony nominated for Into the Woods, Westenberg has performed in Broadway's 1776, The Secret Garden, Les Miserables and Sunday in the Park With George. Snow whose credits include the Globe's Henry V, Hamlet and The Taming of the Shrew, as well as Broadway's Macbeth, Inherit the Wind and The Robber Bridegroom, stepped in for Casey Biggs, the latter exiting the production for film work.
Tickets are $25-$45. The Globe Theatres are located in Balboa Park. For reservations, call (619) 239 2255. The Globe Theatres are on the web at http://www.theglobetheatres.org.
-- By Christine Ehren