Picasso at the Lapin Agile

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Writers: Steve Martin

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
1993
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
1904, paris, lapin agile bar
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
None
Dancing
None
Licensor
Ideal for
professional, college, university, community, high school
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

Comedian Steve Martin’s absurd comedy of historical fiction, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, has Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet in a bar in Paris in 1904, the year before Einstein’s theory of relativity and Picasso’s transition into cubism. The two celebrities of science and art spar for their fields, surrounded by a cast of supporting characters from the turn of the century and beyond. The anachronistic, self-referential, and self-aware nature of this short one-act enraptures audiences into thinking about the role both science and art play in our lives, the men (and women) who inspire genius, and the philosophies that shape our world over the modern centuries.

Lead Characters