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Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
Directed by G.J. Clayburn
May 3-19, 2002
Cast (in order of appearance)
Albert Einstein
Pablo Picasso
Charles Dabernow Schmendiman
The Countess/A Female Admirer
A Visitor
Bill Sather
Bradley Donaldson
Carrie Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
Jaimi Paige Landgren
Shawn Krueger
Phil Gonzales
Ben Tallen
Adria Deutsch
Brian Riebe
Costume Design
Property Design
Property Crew
Sound Design
Light Design, Light & Sound Technician
"Sheep, Meadow Fog" painting
"Matisse" painting
"Picasso pencil drawing"
"Les Demoiselles d'Avignon"
Lysa Clayburn
Joy Donaldson
Brent Erler
Bill Sather
Andi Billig
Joy Donaldson
Joy Donaldson
Brian Riebe
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.
Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.
All tickets $7 and are available at the door

All performances at Eagle Ridge Jr High School in Savage

See also Are We There Yet?, produced in conjuction with Picasso at the Lapin Agile

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