This long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy piece places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter, Steve Martin, 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 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 from a later era.
Mark Maher as Picasso
Corey Edward as Einstein
Christopher Willson as Freddy
Libby Bakke as Germaine
Kirk Gardner as Gaston
Anna Pidlypchak as Suzanne/Countess/Admirer
Ryan Costello as Charles Dabernow Schmendimen
Anthony Mendoza as Sagot
Cameron Shirey as The Visitor
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Picasso at the Lapin Agile is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, Inc.