Block Party 2022: The Art Couple (Regional, Kirk Douglas Theatre) | Playbill

Block Party 2022: The Art Couple



So, legendary painters Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh become roommates. If this sounds like the set-up to a lost Neil Simon play—you’re halfway there. The Art Couple is the irreverent new comedy about an odd pair of artists that may or may not have starred in the original draft of The Odd Couple. One is a Parisian clean freak. The other is an absinthe-guzzling, Dutch slob. And when these opposites hole up in a French country cabin for a creative retreat, the barbs fly faster than oil splashing across canvas. All the while, in a less distant past, Neil Simon is bouncing ideas off a mysterious stranger trying to come up with his next big play.

Written by Ted Lasso co-creator Brendan Hunt (Emmy Award® winner for Outstanding Comedy Series) and featuring a stellar ensemble cast, this send-up of dueling geniuses paints a portrait of the inner struggles of all artists—from world-famous painters to soon-to-be-famous playwrights. In the meantime, can Vincent and Paul get along before someone loses an ear?

Directed by Lauren Van Kurin

Featuring Brendan Hunt, Bryan Bellomo, Clayton Farris, Ryan Patrick, Marie-Francoise Theordore, Kristyn Evelyn, Laura Schein, Joel Scher

  • Running Time: Approx. 2 hours with one intermission
  • playwright: Brendan Hunt

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