Modern Art meets Modern Friendship. Marc’s best friend Serge has bought an outrageously expensive modern painting: all white, with white lines. Serge loves his new piece of Art. Marc is horrified. Is Serge’s painting ‘Art’, or is it a meaningless white square? A witty, incisive dialogue on ‘the meaning of Art’ and the true nature of friendship.
Persephone Theatre is excited to announce that it will offer ASL interpreted performances of its Main Stage shows in the 2017/2018 Season. The first ASL interpreted performance will be on Tuesday September 26th at 8:00pm for the comedy ‘Art’. Tickets for this performance are $30 for seniors and students or $36 for adults. Each ticket purchased for an ASL audience member is eligible for one complimentary companion ticket.
Please inform Box Office that you are booking for the ASL interpretation. Please note that the ASL seats cannot be booked online.
For the best view of the ASL interpreter, seating will be offered in a specific section of the main floor of the theatre.
For Art, seating in this section will be held for ASL bookings until September 22nd so book your tickets in advance in order to ensure best available seats.
ASL interpretation will be offered for all 6 Main Stage shows in the 2017/2018 season, dates for the other ASL performances are TBA.
This is Tim’s first time on the Persephone stage and he’s thrilled to be here. Tim grew up in Edmonton, AB, and trained in theatre at Red Deer College. He is glad to be back living on the Canadian prairies after spending a number of years out on the coast in Vancouver, BC where he devoted much of his time to writing a full length stage play in fulfillment of his Master of Arts. Tim’s most recent acting credits include work with Pacific Theatre (Godspell, You Still Can't), Otherwise Productions (Wolf At The Door), and Burnt Thicket (We Are The Body). Tim now lives in Saskatoon with his lovely wife, Amy, and their very active one year old son, Oswald.
Rob's middle name is Mark, and he is portraying Marc in Art. This is undoubtedly not the first instance of Art imitating Life...all the same, he hopes the show will leave a mark on you! Speaking of marks, (or rather, stains)...Rob just finished his reign of terror as bloody King Richard III at Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. He also recently made quite a mess of things as Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Live Five/Theatre Naught. Rob will be making his directorial debut shortly (and in short form) at the Short Cuts 10 Minute Play Festival coming right up in October. After that...? It's a blank canvas.
Kevin Williamson began his career in Canada touring with his company English Suitcase. Saskatoon credits include English Suitcase productions of Greek, Whale Nation, Dr Faustus & Macbeth and Persephone’s production of A Christmas Carol, and The Walnut Tree. Vancouver credits include Peer Gynt and Mary Stuart for Blackbird Theatre; Arabian Night for Pi Theatre, Private Lives and The Memory of Water for the Arts Club Theatre; Blue/Orange for Western Theatre Conspiracy, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Measure for Measure for Bard on the Beach. Other work includes A Christmas Carol and Present Laughter for the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, the latter a co-pro with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
Kevin is very much looking forward to performing in Treasure Island later this season at Persephone, and also to directing The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui for Persephone this coming January.
Jack has worked in theatre for most of his life. Primarily a director, Jack has also worked in various streams of theatre as producer, playwright and adaptor, and award winning actor with numerous film, television, and theatre credits. Recent directing credits include: Half Life, Alice in Wonderland (Theatre NorthWest), Last Christmas (Lunchbox Theatre), dirty butterfly (Obsidian Theatre/B2C), Playing Cards Part 1: Spades (Observer/AD/Robert Lepage/Ex-Machina), Upcoming – Hedda Noir (Theatre NorthWest) and a national premiere and tour of the residential school play Isitwendam (an Understanding).
Jack is the Artistic Director at the regional Theatre NorthWest (www.theatrenorthwest.com) and Co-Artistic Director of the Indie Bound to Create Theatre (www.boundtocreate.com ). Jack possesses an MFA and BA Honours in Theatre from York University’s Theatre program as well as an Associate Degree in Acting from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Special thanks to Del and the Persephone team for bringing him in to play in their amazing city and theatre!!
David is delighted to be back again at Persephone involved in this intelligent, funny and timely piece. The last outing at Persephone was Vanya Sonia Masha and Spike and prior to that, Hedda Gabler. Other recent work in Vancouver includes The Piano Teacher (Arts Club), Detroit (Mitch and Murray), How to Survive an Apocalypse (Touchstone), The Invisible Hand (Pi) and the The Rivals (Blackbird). David is a multiple Jessie award winner and a member of the Associated Designers of Canada. He took his masters degree in Scenography at Central Saint Martins, London and DAMU, Prague, Czech Republic. www.davidscenographer.ca
Over the years Stephen's designs have been seen at the Greystone Theatre, U of S, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and here at Persephone Theatre. Recent credits include Set and Lighting Design For Shear Madness at Persephone Theatre and Set Design for Twelfth Night and Richard III for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. He is pleased to be back at as Lighting Designer for Art. Stephen is a member of Associated Designers of Canada (ADC).
Gilles is thrilled to working on Art. Past work includes: A Christmas Carol (Persephone Theatre), A Midsummers Night Dream (Shakespeare On The Saskatchewan); The Secret Mask (Globe Theatre); Et Le Reflet De Notre Lune Dansera (La Troupe Du Jour), Ma Irma (La Troupe Du Jour),The Hound of the Baskervilles (Globe Theatre) Othello (Shakespeare On The Saskatchewan); Sans Pays (Zone Theatres, Ottawa); Farndale Avenue…Christmas Carol (Persephone Theatre); The Drowning Girls (Globe Theatre); Mary’s Wedding, Between The Sheets, Hedda Gabler, My Chernobyl, A Man A Fish, The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon (Persephone Theatre); Chambre Blanche (La Troupe du Jour); Stop Kiss (Embrace Theatre). Upcoming productions, Quick Bright Things (Persephone Theatre) Around the world in 80 days and I and You (Globe Theatre). A very special thanks to Tizuflage
Since moving into Saskatoon 10 years ago, Evgenia has designed costumes and sets for numerous theatre productions (Persephone Theatre, Sum Theatre. Dancing Sky Theatre, Live 5) She received a
SATA Award for Outstanding Costume Design in 2015 for Two Corpses Go Dancing (Two Unruly Gentlemen, Live 5). She brings a whimsical, eccentric energy to all her projects and is excited to be back working in Persephone Theatre.
This is Laura’s 25th season with Persephone Theatre. Her first production with the theatre was “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” in 1992 and there have been over a hundred shows since then. She feels extremely fortunate and very grateful to be back for another season. Laura is proud of her long association with the theatre and thanks everyone that has made it possible, past and present. Special thanks to both Tibor and Del for their trust, support and friendship.
Alana is happy to be working with Persephone Theatre once again (The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh, Mary’s Wedding, It’s a Wonderful Life)! In addition to her work in Saskatchewan at Globe Theatre (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, G-Ram, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Secret Mask, The Hound of the Baskervilles, All Shook Up, Gunmetal Blues) and Station Arts Centre (The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz), she has worked across the country from BC with Matchmaker Productions (The Secret Mask) to the Stephenville Theatre Festival in Newfoundland (Monty Python’s Spamalot, Mama’s Country Record Collection, Tales of Ti-Jean, Jewel) and everywhere in between.