Picasso at the Lapin Agile
By Steve Martin
Directed by Renee Kujawski
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.
"Highly credible and ... very funny. The subject matter is daring.... You get giggles in plenty [and] moments of enlightenment.... The introduction of the final, exquisitely selected visitor from the future is a master stroke." N.Y. Post
Winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off Broadway Play.
Produced by Isadoora Theatre Company at Sturgeon Bay High School
Performances: October 4-14, 2007
Performance Times: Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 PM & Sun. at 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices: Adults $12 / Students $7
Call 920-493-3667 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
The community is encouraged to audition or work back stage. A love of theatre is the only requirement. Isadoora is holding auditions Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21 for “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” and “Working.” Auditions on August 20 will be at Bjorklunden, Baileys Harbor. Auditions on August 21 are at Hope Church, Sturgeon Bay. Callbacks for “Picasso...” will be August 22 at the Sturgeon Bay Library, if needed. All begin at 7:00 pm.
For “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” participants will do cold readings from the script. Rehearsals begin soon after and may include some weekend dates. The show requires seven men and two women.