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Bob Balaban, Brian Cox, Jeff Perry, , read by Brian Cox, Bob Balaban, and Jeff Perry. . L.A. Theater Works, $25.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-58081-583-3

Accomplished actors star in this slick, highly entertaining full production of Reza’s award-winning play. Three old friends—Serge (Balaban), Marc (Cox), and Yvan (Perry)—find themselves at odds when Serge purchases an exorbitantly expensive all-white painting. Drudging up old resentments, critiquing the white canvas and their personal relationships, and finally speaking to each other with complete candor, the three friends battle it out while exploring the value and meaning of art and friendship. The entire cast delivers stellar performances, with Cox offering a particularly memorable turn as the petulant Marc in a smart, stylish audiobook that’s a quick listen to boot. (Nov.)