Theatre review: Art, by Nine Years Theatre
Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts/Esplanade Theatre Studio/Friday
If your best friend spends an incredible amount of money on something you think is absolute trash, what would you do?
Certainly not flay the skin off your friendship, leaving its muscles bare and nerves raw - as is the case of the three friends Marc, Serge and Yvan.
Nine Years Theatre's production of Art takes the gloves off and fights dirty. This Mandarin adaptation of French playwright Yasmina Reza's sharp comedy is as generous with brutality as it is with humour, and it is on this quick pacing that the show relies on when its repetitive script wears thin.