The beauty of art will be examined in the play 'Art'

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The same can be said for artwork. Join the Triton College Performing Arts Department on Nov. 9-11 and 15-18 when they'll showcase the Yasmina Reza award-winning play of "Art" on the college's River Grove campus.

Directed by Amy V. Fenton of Oak Park, the play examines the friendship of Serge, Marc and Yvan when Serge spends an exorbitant amount of money on a modern painting. While Marc is disgusted by the piece of art his friend has bought, Yvan, on the other hand, attempts to see both sides of the story, though unsuccessfully.

Actors Andy Todaro of Lisle and Patrick Burch and Tim Carroll, both of Chicago, will play Yvan, Serge and Marc, respectively, in this intimate, rapid-fire comedy that intertwines verbal wit with an intelligent riff on culture, friendship, and art.

Behind the scenes, Victoria Whooper (Bellwood) will serve as stage manager and Joelle Beranek (Homer Glen), Ian Zywica (Chicago) and Matt Kooi (Chicago) will design costumes, the set and the lights and sound, respectively. Plus, Geoff Coates of Chicago will choreograph the fight scenes.

This production is presented by special arrangement with the Dramatists Play Service, Inc. in New York.

Production times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays and will be performed in the Cox Auditorium (Room J-108) of the Fine Arts Building on Triton's River Grove campus, at 2000 Fifth Avenue.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students, Triton employees and seniors. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 6932 or visit