First Things


Jan. 28–Feb. 6 Carver Center

In the drama Art, a man's purchase of a completely white painting spurs a conversation between three old friends about the value of art, a conversation that takes a dark turn.

The three friends squaring off over the canvas use it as an excuse to relentlessly banter with one another over past failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships.

In the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre production, directed by Connar Klock, the three cast members — Christopher Schram (Marc), Ellen Bennett (Serge) and Rory Haney (Yvan) — are all making their Civic debuts.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and 29, Feb. 4 and 5, and 2 p.m. Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. Tickets are $15 and available online at or by calling The Civic's box office at 343-1313.