Kevin Downing, Gordon Lindquist and Peter Beoris star in “Art,” a play about how the purchase of a painting affects friendships.
Posted Feb. 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Must male relationships be “terribly rigid?” Yasmina Reza, the French born daughter of Hungarian and Iranian parents, thinks so and explores that theme in her Tony-award-winning play “Art.”

Ostensibly about a large – and largely white – painting, the play is also about how purchasing the work affects the long-term friendship of Serge, Yvan and Marc, whose thoughts and personalities diverge and merge as the short, though complex, script evolves.

Yreka’s Siskiyou Performing Arts Center will be presenting the play as the first production of our 2015 season on Feb. 27-28 and March 6-7 at 8 p.m., as well as March 8 at 2 p.m.

Don’t forget to spring ahead the night before.

Tickets are $15 and are on sale at Bella Art Works, Nature’s Kitchen and the Chamber of Commerce in Yreka; Hairrazors in Fort Jones; and Village Books in Mount Shasta.

Local artists have created the paintings featured in the play, which are to be part of a raffle. Tickets are $5 or three for $10.

Proceeds will benefit SPAC’s Tom Sieber Scholarship Fund, which benefits graduates from local high schools.

A few other artworks will also be available.

Linda Neal directs the play, which features SPAC veterans Kevin Downing, Gordon Lindquist and Peter Beoris as the Dermatologist, Stationer and Aeronautical Engineer, of whom it might be said, “Why can’t we just get along?”

It’s a comedy with no intermission, written to get you laughing and thinking at the same time.