What is the value of friendship, of art, of money? How much would you pay for a white painting? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's white. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn’t have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. In spite of himself, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. These old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. Friendship is tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.
Generously sponsored by Randall and Ellen Frank in honor of Shakespeare & Company's Education Program and Howard and Natalie Shawn.
Art will be performed outdoors at the ROMAN GARDEN THEATRE.
Chris is exited to be returning to Shakespeare and Company. He is a director, actor, fight choreographer and educator. He is currently the Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston. Prior to ASP he was the Artistic Director of Nevada Conservatory Theatre in Las Vegas and themore(Director)
Chris is exited to be returning to Shakespeare and Company. He is a director, actor, fight choreographer and educator. He is currently the Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston. Prior to ASP he was the Artistic Director of Nevada Conservatory Theatre in Las Vegas and the Associate Artistic Director, Director of Education and the Apprentice Training Program with The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in New York. As a director some of his favorite shows include: Fences, Hamlet, Equivocation, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Pride and Prejudice, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Winters Tale, The Three Musketeers, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Winter’s Tale, Water by the Spoonful, The Bomb-itty of Errors, How to Break, and Venus in Fur to name a few.
Chris has worked in London’s West End, Off-Broadway, The National Theatre of Oslo in Norway, John Houseman’s The Acting Company in NYC, HERE Arts Center, Dorset Theatre Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, The Helix in Ireland, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Ubu Rep., The Flea Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, The Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, SOHO Rep, Penumbra Theater, the Guthrie Theatre and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to name a few.
He is a distinguished artist and consultant with The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and a consultant with the Madison Park Development Corporation in Boston. He lives in Jamaica plain with his wife and daughter, Jennifer Rohn and Anya Edwards.
Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.