Auditions

Fall

Production

Picasso at the

Lapin Agile 

by Steve Martin

Show Info:
October 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 

Evening performances: 8:00pm
Sunday Matinee performance: 3pm


Description:

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’s agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendiman, 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.


Cast:

 

FREDDY, the owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile

GASTON, an older man

GERMAINE, waitress and Freddy’s girlfriend

ALBERT EINSTEIN, age twenty-five

SUZANNE, age nineteen

SAGOT, Picasso’s art dealer

PABLO PICASSO, age twenty-three

CHARLES DABERNOW SCHMENDIMAN, a young man

THE COUNTESS

A FEMALE ADMIRER

A VISITOR