French playwright Yasmina Reza was surprised when “Art” won London’s Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 1998: “I thought I had written a tragedy.” Judge for yourself when the CCRI Players open the 2017-18 season with the play this month.
“Art” will be presented in the Bobby Hackett Theater at the CCRI Knight Campus in Warwick at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 to 14, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15.
The production is directed by Associate Professor Luke J. Sutherland, who also has designed the set and sound. Lighting design is by Steve Williams, costume design is by Assistant Professor Marilyn Salvatore and properties design is by Raymond S. Legare. Justin Carroll is the technical director and Linda M. Sutherland is the dramaturg. The cast features Kayla Newport of Riverside as Serge, Erin Archer of Providence as Marc and Clark D’Agostino of Scituate as Yvan. The stage manager is Julia Egan of Cranston, assisted by Katie Russell of Newport. Shoshana Adler of Cranston is assistant director.
Tickets cost $12 general admission and $10 for students, senior citizens and CCRI faculty and staff. For reservations, call 401-825-2219.