WHO:          Readers Theatre Repertory
WHAT:          ART AT RTR
WHEN:          Friday-Saturday October 14-15
TIME:          8:00pm
WHERE:  Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th Ave, Portland Oregon 97209
HOW MUCH:   $8.00
RESERVATIONS:  971.266.3787,



Readers Theatre Repertory keeps the hits coming with this special October offering: a fully staged production of Yasmina Reza’s smash-hit Art, directed by Tobias Andersen. “One of the most craftily titled plays in contemporary theater,” “a marriage of Moliere and Woody Allen,” and “fiendishly clever,” Art provocatively pushes the bounds of creativity, friendship, and the nature of art itself.

In a chic apartment, Marc and Yvan discover that their friend Serge, indulging his penchant for modern art, has bought a large, expensive, completely white painting. Marc is horrified, and a heated (and funny) debate follows. Yvan is desperate to keep the peace, but he’s fighting a losing battle. A fascinating clash of personal taste, art philosophies, love lives and a dish of olives, Art is a journey emblematic of all creative hearts and minds.

“We are so fortunate to be staging this play,” says co-artistic director Mary McDonald-Lewis. “Tobias Andersen brought us this production and cast, and we couldn’t say no. This is a unique opportunity for our audiences to see a fully staged version of Art in Portland’s longest-lived artist collective, Blackfish Gallery.”

Blackfish Gallery was established in 1979, turning 37 this year.

The play runs 1:20 with one intermission. The cast includes Peter Baker, Michal Streeter, and Mark Schwan.

Shows start at 8PM and run about an hour. Admission is $8.00.

Reservations are strongly encouraged, and walk-ins should arrive by 7:30P. All reserved seats will be released to walk-ins at 7:55P sharp.

For information and ticket reservations: 971.266.3787, or



Readers Theatre Repertory was founded in 2001 to tell “small stories with big ideas at their heart,” tales that alternately amuse, confront, assuage and inspire. Using one-act plays as the text, the company focuses on intimate human relationships to explore universal themes. Through these stories and through educational outreach and affordable ticket prices, RTR™ is committed to developing, expanding and diversifying Portland’s theatrical audiences. The company’s main stage season is at Blackfish Gallery™ in Portland’s Pearl District.

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