By Yasmina Reza
Directed by Steven Pounders

At Ground Floor Theatre
November 2-18, 2023

When Serge purchases an all-white painting for a small fortune, his longtime friendship with Marc and Yvan is put to the test. As the arguments quickly go from theoretical to personal to confrontational and friendship hangs in the balance, the question becomes: how much is a painting worth? Behind the award-winning comedy, the play grabs us between laughs to ask poignant questions about the meaning of art and friendship.

Originally produced by Penfold in 2008 as the production that launched the company, ‘Art’ returns as a salute to our 15th anniversary. Director Steven Pounders and Penfold founders Ryan Crowder and Nathan Jerkins return from the original production. The cast is rounded out by long-time Penfold collaborator Kareem Badr.

‘Art’ is winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Tony Award for Best Play.

“A theatrical tour-de-force” -Austin-American Statesman

Price: $17-$37
Run time: 75 minutes
For ages: High school+ (adult language)

Need help? Email us or dial (512) 850-4849.

Critical Praise

"razor-sharp...theatrical tour-de-force...virtuoso acting...we can't take our eyes off the three actors."

-Austin American Statesman

"One of the loveliest gifts a theatregoer can receive is to see a production fully realize the potential of its source material...'Art' is one such gift."

-Austin Chronicle


Production Team

Director, Steven Pounders
Stage Manager, Stephanie Delk
Set & Props Designer, Desi Roybal
Lighting Designer, Jacqueline Sindelar
Sound Designer, Lowell Bartholomee
Costume Designer, Glenda Wolfe
Technical Director, Nathaniel Williams

Special Events

Wednesday, November 1: Student Preview

This behind-the-scenes look at the making of a play gives high school and college groups a chance to watch the final dress rehearsal and discuss the story with members of the artistic team. Steeply discounted tickets for students and chaperones are made possible by a generous grant from Applied Materials. Contact us at (512) 850-4849 or info@penfoldtheatre.org to learn how Student Previews can serve you and your students!

Saturday, November 4: First Saturday Soiree

Stay after the show to celebrate opening weekend with the cast and creative team! Food, drinks and post-show fun are included in the price of your ticket.


The seating area of Ground Floor Theatre

Ground Floor Theatre

979 Springdale Rd #122
Austin, TX 78702

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Parking: Free parking in surface parking lot.

A portion of the venue rental is underwritten by Ground Floor Theatre.

Show Sponsors

Applied Materials
Ground Floor Theatre
Next Act Foundation
Old Settlers Association of Williamson County
P&B Print and Design Studio