Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin
Director: Marie Lee
Assistant Director: Kristeena Boscoe
Auditions: February 27th at 7pm, Registration opens at 6:30pm
Show Dates: May 5-7, 12-14, 19-21
Picasso at the Lapin Agile is an absurdist comedy that 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. This is an ensemble show with many “spotlight” moments.
LIST OF CHARACTERS (ages listed are of character, not necessarily the actor):
Freddy (30 – 50) the owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile. He is mostly effective as a bartender, a little clueless at times, but has moments off brilliance.
Gaston (60+) an older “regular” of the Lapin Agile. He offers humorous insights (and interruptions), and has to pee often.
Germaine (30 – 50) waitress and Freddy’s girlfriend. She has an “older/wiser” air about her (think mom or older sister).
Albert Einstein (25 – but can look older) a scientist on the verge of greatness. He is sure of his science and sees the beauty of facts and figures.
Suzzane (18 – 25) one of Picasso’s many romantic interests. She thought she was the “one” for Picasso, but quickly finds out that he is a womanizer.
Sagot (any age/any gender) Picasso’s art dealer. Knowledgeable about art and its value.
Pablo Picasso (23 – but can look older) an artist on the verge of greatness. He is moody, brooding, into his art, and very into women. He sets about creating the images in his head.
Charles Dabernow Schmendiman (any age) an “idiot” inventor with the occasional good idea. He is loud, enthusiastic, and egotistical. He thinks he is the greatest! (smaller, but fun part)
The Countess (18 – 30) Einstein’s romantic interest. A red-headed, smart (nerdy?), pretty woman. (small role, could also do role of “A Female Admirer”)
A Vistor (Elvis) a mysterious singer from the future. Requires a great Elvis impersonation.
A female admirer (any age) very small role (may not cast or be played by same actress as “The Countess) as this part walks on, delivers a few lines and is gone
NOTE: Auditions will be guided improvisation and cold readings from the script. If cast, you must become a member of Ridgedale. If you are under 18 years of age, your parent or guardian must become a member.
If you can’t be at auditions on February 27th but are interested in an audition, please contact: Marie Lee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.