Sidekick Players eye blank canvas

Auditions for performance of 'Art' in Delta this month

Sidekick Players are auditioning for Yasmina Reza's Art this month.

Delta’s Sidekick Players will hold auditions this month for the second production of their 20th season.

The play is Art by Yasmina Reza (translation by Christopher Hampton), directed by Jacqollyne Keath.

The comedy, which raises questions about art and friendship, concerns three long-time friends, Serge, Marc and Yvan.

Serge, indulging his penchant for modern art, buys a large, expensive, completely white painting.

Marc is horrified, and their relationship suffers considerable strain as a result of their differing opinions about what constitutes “art.”

Yvan, caught in the middle of the conflict, tries to please and mollify both of them.

The cast requirement is three males who can play 40s to late 50s:

• Serge (40-59), art lover and dermatologist;

• Marc (40-59), engineer; and

• Ivan (40-55), stationary shop employee.

Audition Dates are Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Sunday Aug. 28 from 7-9 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172 56 St. Callbacks would be on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Production dates are Jan. 12-28, 2017, with a possible extra matinee on Jan. 2. All shows are at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre.

Art opened in London’s West End on Oct. 15, 1996, starring  Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Ken Stott. Produced by David Pugh and Sean Connery, the play ran for eight years.

Art played on Broadway in New York City from Feb. 12, 1998 to Aug. 8, 1999.

The March 1, 1998 opening-night cast featured Alan Alda (Marc), Victor Garber (Serge) and Alfred Molina (Yvan), who was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance.

Art won the Tony for Best Play and went on to a 600-performance run.

Replacement actors included Judd Hirsch, Joe Morton, George Wendt, Buck Henry, George Segal and Wayne Knight.

Those auditioning on Aug. 24 and 28 must become a member of Sidekick Players if cast. The membership fee is $10. Send resume and head shot to sidekickplayers@outlook.com

Auditions will be on a first come, first served basis – no appointments. It will be a cold read from the script.

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