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Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by by Steve Martin
Directed by GJ Clayburn
May 3-19, 2002

Bill Sather
Bradley Donaldson
Carrie Kuehl
Albert Einstein
Tim Kuehl
  Jaimi Paige Landgren
  Shawn Krueger
Pablo Picasso
  Phil Gonzales
Charles Dabernow Schmeendiman
  Ben Tallen
The Countess/A Female Admirer
  Adria Deutsch
A Visitor
  Brian Riebe
  GJ Clayburn
Costume Design
  Lysa Clayburn
Prop Design
  Joy Donaldson
Prep Crew
  Brent Erler
Sound Design
  Bill Sather
Light Design
  Andi Billig
Light Sound, Techie Technician
  Andi Billig
Sheep Meadow Fog painting
  Joy Donaldson
Matisse painting
  Joy Donaldson
Picasso pencil drawing
  Brian Riebe
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
  Brian Riebe

The zany actor/comedian made playwright rookie of the year with this, the script of his first comedy, set in a bar in 1904 Paris. Two of the regulars, twenty-somethings Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, argue about the art of physics and the physics of art

An imagined meeting of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in 1904--when both men were in their twenties--Picasso at the Lapin Agile presents a compelling examination of science and art and their impact on a rapidly changing society. As the two men engage in a battle of ideas about probability, lust, artistic integrity, and the future, the play moves with ease between the breezy and the profound.

"Steve Martin's comic wit has never been sharper." – USA Today

"[Picasso at the Lapin Agile is] a very engaging 75-minute shaggy dog of a comedy.... Mr. Martin has also created a number of moments of real humor and wit.... His manner is to so mix the sublime with the ridiculous that they can't be easily disentangled." - Vincent Canby, The New York Times

"Steve Martin is a gifted screenplay writer, and as Picasso demonstrated, a smart, facile thinker with a serious reach." -Variety

Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.

All tickets are $7 and are available at the door. All performances at Eagle Ridge Jr High School in Savage.