PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (2016)
By Steve Martin
Sparks fly as Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein debate the meaning of the universe and its inescapable ties with art in this surreal ensemble piece from the comic genius of Steve Martin.
"Very engaging... Martin sends ideas onstage in baggy pants, with a cigar... mix[ing] the sublime with the ridiculous [so] that they can't be easily disentangled... Very good fun." - The New York Times
"Steve Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements, as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Flourishes of humanity and hilarity exist in the bars other patrons, including a late arrival by a dark haired stranger from another time.” - Chicago Critic
Freddy: Dylan Mawson
Gaston: Jamie Johnson
Director: Erika Downie
Stage Manager: Jocelyn Levadoux
Production Manager: Kate McArthur
Lighting Design: Parker Nowlan
Dialect Coach: Margaret Hild
Front of House: Gwendolyn Hodgson
Germaine: Madryn McCabe
Albert Einstein: Will King
Suzanne / The Countess / A female admirer: Erin Burley
Sagot: Erik Helle
Pablo Picasso: Dylan Evans
Charles Dabernow Schmendiman: Andrew Gaunce
A Visitor: Maxwell Lebeuf
"Picasso & Einstein walk into a bar..." - In Conversation with Will King & Dylan Evans of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile"
Interview by Ryan Quinn RQ: Tell me a little about the show itself and your production of it. WK: Steve Martin (the established comedian, actor, writer, banjo aficionado) has written a play that features a young Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein at the tipping point of their careers.