McGuire Proscenium Stage

A satire on art and friendship


Serge begins his foray into contemporary art collecting with a big purchase: an unframed white canvas with barely-there white diagonal lines. When his close friend Marc regards the painting with ridicule, Serge is deeply insulted. The two men separately vent to their mutual confidant Yvan, who sees both sides of their seemingly trivial disagreement but wants to keep the peace. When the three friends meet for a night out, the dispute escalates into an all-out interrogation of why they’re even friends in the first place. Brimming with intense and funny dialogue, this Tony Award-winning satire circles existential questions and regularly breaks the fourth wall to include the audience in the onstage musings.

Ticket prices

Ticket prices range from $29 to $82.

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All student and adult groups of 15 or more qualify for discounts on tickets to Guthrie productions.

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Age recommendation

We recommend 'Art' for ages 12 and up. Everyone must have a ticket, and children under 5 are not admitted.

Venue info 

This production will take place on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.

Pro tip: Can't do stairs or have a special seating request? Call the Box Office for details.


ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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Join us after select performances for a 20-minute conversation facilitated by Guthrie staff. Cast members may join the discussion as they are able.

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