Art by Yasmina Reza at San Francisco Playhouse

Filmed on stage at San Francisco Playhouse and presented as an on-demand video stream


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2020/21 Season Act I

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Streaming October 24 through November 7, 2020

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By Yasmina Reza

Translated by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Bill English

“An impeccably tailored piece of work” – The New York Times


In this time, when an upcoming election is showing how our nation has become divided into opposing camps, Art explores how we turn on each other. Still a hilarious comedy, it also addresses the complex layers of friendship. Are we who we think we are? Or are we who our friends think we are?




Yasmina Reza (Playwright) is a French playwright and novelist based in Paris whose works have all been multi-award winning, critical and popular international successes. On Broadway, Ms. Reza’s play Art received the 1998 Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The London production of Art received a 1996-97 Olivier Award for Best Play. The original National Theatre production of Life x 3 earned a 2001 Olivier Award nomination for Best Play. Ms. Reza’s other plays include Conversations After a Burial, The Passage of Winter and The Unexpected Man, which share the distinction with Art and Life x 3 as having been translated into 35 languages and produced worldwide. She translated La Metamorphose (Stephen Berkoff’s version of Kafka’s Metamorphosis), which was directed by Roman Polanski. Novels include Hammerklavier, Desolation, and Adam Haberberg. Film: Le Pique-Nique de Lulu Kreutz (directed by Didier Martiny).

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