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Picasso at the Lapin Agile
14 Mar, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is a hilarious and intelligent comedy written by Hollywood star Steve Martin in 1993. It features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, who meet at a bar called the Lapin Agile (Nimble Rabbit) in Montmartre, Paris.
It is set on October 8, 1904, and both men are on the verge of an amazing idea (Einstein will publish his Special Theory of Relativity in 1905 and Picasso will paint Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in 1907) when they find themselves at the Lapin Agile, where they have a lengthy debate about the value of genius and talent while interacting with a host of other characters.
Freddy – Age 35-45, French accent. The owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile. He is the boyfriend of Germaine and often considered the simple minded one of the men in the play. However sometimes he says something truly stunning.
Gaston – Age 55+ French accent. An abrupt and straight to the point old French man. He talks plainly and really only seems to care about sex and drinking.
Germaine – Age 35-45 French accent. The waitress at the Lapin Agile. She is Freddy’s girlfriend and a very thoughtful and beautiful woman at that. She has many ideas of what the 20th century will be like and has slept with Picasso.
Albert Einstein – Age 25-30 German accent. A twenty-five year old scientist with big aspirations. He is a genius, with a book on the way called “The Special Theory of Relativity”. He often finds himself having to explain his theories and thoughts in a simpler fashion to the rest of the group, as he is wise beyond his years.
Suzanne – Age 19-25 French accent. A beautiful nineteen year old girl who is head over heels for Picasso. Suzanne and Picasso have already slept together and she is left hurt and angry when he doesn’t remember her.
Sagot – Age 40-50 French accent. Picasso’s art dealer, who is obsessed with finding and selling great pieces of art for profit.
Pablo Picasso – Age 23-30 Spanish accent. A charismatic twenty-three year old painter with tons of talent. He is extremely egotistical and confident in himself. He is a womanizer who sleeps with one woman to the next with his manipulating moves.
Contact: Tim Edwards 0468 851 644 – to arrange an audition or for enquiries.
Author: Steve Martin
Director: Tim Edwards
Show Dates: July 12 to August 8 2015 – Wed, Fri & Sat plus one Sun preview matinee