St. John’s-based C2C Theatre is bringing Yazmina Reza’s play ART to the stage at Grenfell Campus on Friday and Saturday evenings. The show stars Neil Butler, Rory Lambert, and Dave Sullivan, and is directed by Nicole Rousseau. I had the chance to have a quick chat with Neil, Rory, and Dave as they drove across the island on Thursday.
Bill: Tell me a little bit about yourselves. What’s your deal?
Neil: what did he ask?
Rory: he asked us about ourselves
Neil: Oh god.
Dave: what are we going to say?
Neil: this is going to be a disaster.
Rory: I don’t know what to say.
Dave: I feel I don’t really know myself, Yknow.
Rory: me neither.
Neil: I mean, the interview.
Tell me a little about the show.
Neil: three old friends get in a fight.
Dave: that’s not what it’s about.
Dave: Jesus Rory, watch where you’re driving.
Why should people check it out?
Neil: cause they set fire to the painting in the end. That’s a lie.
Rory: Cause it’s funny, and it’s fun.
Dave: Jesus, Rory!
Tell me a little about C2C Theatre.
Rory: C2C theatre is a not-for-profit theatre company based out of St. John’s.
Neil: We are getting paid, right?
Rory: should we say more? (Long pause) We should stick in their motto “good plays done well?”
Dave: Jesus, Rory.
Theatre is our friend because _________
Dave: That’s not a question.
Neil: Is that the question?
Rory: More of a fill in the blank, actually.
Neil: I just quoted hamlet. (Neil does a fist pump)
From C2C Theatre:
C2C Theatre returns to the stage this month in St. John’s and Corner Brook with their production of Art by Yasmina Reza. Directed by Nicole Rousseau and featuring Neil Butler, Rory Lambert, and Dave Sullivan, this famous play tells the story of three friends who find their relationship on shaky ground after the purchase of an expensive piece of art forces them into an argument that 15 years of friendship might not survive. Described by Gordon Jones as “a smart master- class of word and action and characterization”, Butler, Sullivan, and Lambert are the perfect fit for this fast-paced, funny, and quick-witted comedy.
See ART at the Grenfell Campus Theatre (Fine Arts Building, Grenfell Campus) on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 8pm. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for adults and can be purchased at the box office one hour before showtime.