New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, has announced 'ART,' from the Tony Award-winning playwright of God of Carnage. 'ART' will run from January 15 through February 5, 2012 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts. The press opening will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7:30pm.
"'ART' is a wonderfully engaging piece of theatre," says Harriet Sheets, Managing Director at New Repertory Theatre. "I am thrilled with the artistic team we have assembled for this piece."
Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, the director of 'ART' states, "It is no wonder why 'ART' has become one of the most popular and produced plays of the last twenty years: it is rich, complex, full of paradox. This level of humanity makes it seem like the most humorous of tragedies or the most heart-breaking of comedies."
Ocampo-Guzman continues, "I'm particularly excited by the quality of work from all the members of our team. It is wonderful to make a play with some of the best actors, designers, and staff in Boston and to share it with one of the most demanding and discerning of audiences."
'ART' features New Rep favorites Doug Lockwood (Twelfth Night, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and The Waverly Gallery) as Yvan, Robert Pemberton (Speed-the-Plow and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune) as Marc, and Robert Walsh (Speed-the-Plow, True West, Holiday Memories, The Circle (director), and The Cocktail Hour (actor)) as Serge,
'ART' is written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton.
This intelligent and witty Tony Award-winning play by Yasmina Reza asks the question, "What does our taste in art say about who we are as individuals?" When Serge, a novice art collector, asks his two friends to view his newly acquired work of art, this "priceless" piece tests their fifteen-year friendship and causes them to validate their self-worth.
New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the essential ideas of our time. Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. We are committed to education and outreach, including special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences. New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture. Programming for New Repertory Theatre is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Doug Lockwood (Yvan) Boston Area Acting Credits: Twelfth Night, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and The Waverly Gallery (New Rep); Twelfth Night, Antony & Cleopatra, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, Titus Andronicus, The Winter's Tale, Measure for Measure, King Lear, Richard III (Actors Shakespeare Project: founding member); The Fever (dir. Ken Rus Schmoll); The Cherry Orchard (The Nora Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Pericles (A.R.T); Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Snow White, Pippi Longstocking (Wheelock Family Theatre); Mrs. Rochester (Wellesley Summer Theatre). Regional: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Consenting Adults Theater Company (Washington DC), Edmonton Festival, Edinburgh Festival. NYC: A Tale of Two Cities (dir. Will Pomerantz); The Erpingham Camp (Showroom Theatre); 52nd St. Project. Directing Credits: Cyrano (twice for New Rep On Tour); Cymbeline (Actors' Shakespeare Company); For Dillon by Carol Lockwood (The Piano Factory); Twelfth Night, Machinal, Cloud 9, Bent, The Beckett Bash, Two Gentlemen of Verona-The Musical, Landscape of the Body (Boston Conservatory). Acting Faculty: The Boston Conservatory. MFA in Acting from University of Washington under the direction of Steve Pearson.