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Art play at CCU explores the meaning of art, friendship

January 11, 2005

Art, a Tony-award winning play by Yasmina Reza, will be performed at Coastal Carolina University Jan. 20 to 23 at Coastals Wall Auditorium.

A production of Upstage Company, the comedy/drama will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Tickets are $5 general admission. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross for the Tsunami victims.

Art is described by director-actor Jason Adams as a thought-provoking play that deals with the meaning of art and of friendship. When one man buys a painting that he loves for an exorbitant sum, his two best friends question his taste and his sanity, and a skirmish breaks out among them that threatens their friendship.

Starring in the play are Julian Colletta as Ivan, Chris Bergamo as Mark and Adams as Serge. Colletta is a Coastal drama student. Bergamo and Adams are CCU graduates.

The Circle K Club and the Coastal Alumni Asscoiation are sponsoring the production. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Call 349-2087 for more information.