Picasso at the Lapin Agile

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By Steve Martin

Performances – May 5-7, 12-14, 19-21

This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso’ agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark haired singer time warped in from a later era.

Directed by: Marie Lee   Assistant Director: Kristeena Boscoe

CAST:

Freddy:                Scott Welborn

Gaston:                Pete Tassone

Germaine:           Sandra Deering

Einstein:              Cody Barger

Suzanne:              Kaitlin Steer

Sagot:                   Jaimee Giammanco

Picasso:                Sylvester Nadar

Schmendiman:   Michael Phair

The Countess:     Amanda Andronaco

A Visitor:              Donald Lee

Admirer:               Bonnie Haines