Sunday, May 12, 2013

Theater review: Blayne Weaver, Jason Guy, Patrick Kirton cut in River City Rep's production of Yasmina Reza's comedy, "Art"

Sharply-dressed men with whip-sharp articulation reconsider their friendships in River City Rep's comedy, "Art." In a superb ensemble performance, professional actors Blayne Weaver, Patrick Kirton and Jason Guy brought comedy and pathos to the stage at East Bank Theater on Sat night.

The brief (less than 90 mins, no intermission), action-packed and thought-provoking story about how well-educated guys make friendships was written by female playwright Yasmina Reza.

Timing was rapier-sharp on Saturday as Weaver and Kirton faced off like fencers. Jason Guy's show-stopping soliloquy was acrobatic and hilarious.

Performances continue Sun, May 12, 3 pm, and next week: Th, May 16, Fri, May 17 and Sat, May 18, 7:30 pm.

Highly recommended.

Direction and design: Patric McWilliams. Light design, Tristan Decker; set, Jim Hayes.

Tickets: $35, 318 868 588.
River City Rep @ East Bank Theater, 1302 Barksdale Blvd. Easy parking round back.

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