From a production of Yasmina Rena's 1994 play Art, staged during the 2008/2009 season at the Steppenwolf, Chicago
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Centre for Language Learning (CLL) Audfitorium
Tuesday 25th May 2010
7:30 pm Art (In French)
8:30 pm Un borracho singular (In Spanish )
Tickets for 1 or 2 shows: $10 (Call 662-2002, ext. 2032) Limited Seating!
Yasmina Reza , 1994 (France )
Set in Paris, the story revolves around three friends--Serge, Marc and Yvan--who find their previously solid 15-year friendship on shaky ground when Serge buys an expensive painting. The canvas is white, with a few white lines. Serge is proud of his 200,000 franc acquisition, fully expecting the approval of his friends.
Marc scornfully describes it as “a piece of white shit,” but is it the painting that offends him, or the uncharacteristic independence-of-thought that the purchase reveals in Serge?
For the insecure Yvan, burdened by the problems of his impending wedding and his dissatisfaction at his job as a stationery salesman, their friendship is his sanctuary...but his attempts at peace-making backfire. Eager to please, he laughs about the painting with Marc but tells Serge he likes it.
The canvas is an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendship.
Director: Mathilde Dallier
Cast: Joyanne Ribeiro as Marc
Christian Holder as Serge
Francies Bruce as Yvan
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Un borracho singular
Juan Pablo Darmanin, 2008 (Argentina ) .
Adapted by Laura Serrano García
“Un borracho singular” is a hilarious comedy about the lives of three vagabonds who love to drink. The story takes place in his precious adopted dwelling place, a bench in a park through which a variety of persons pass: a young upper class woman, an authoritative police officer and an elderly lady seeking company...
All of them play out parts in extremely comical scenes with one goal in mind: to take over the bench from the poor drunkard, who will fight to demonstrate that everyone has the right to express themselves and to exist, no matter their origin or condition.
Director: Laura Serrano García
Asst Directors : Mauricio Vera; Sebastián Susa
Cast : Roger Lezama as The 1 st Drunk
Rhonda Ochoa as The Young Lady
Jay T. Coach as The 2nd Drunk
Carissa Martinez as The Police Woman & The Old Lady
Vinita Manoo as The 3rd Drunk
Jabari Fraser as The Passer-by