Picasso at the Lapin Agile was given its world-premiere in 1993, followed by a nearly six-month run, at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. The show went to New York and became a long-running off-Broadway hit. The first full-length play by comedian Steve Martin of stand-up and “Saturday Night Live” fame, Picasso reflects Martin’s absurdist style in a self-aware, self-referential, and anachronistic one-act comedy. Winner of the 1996 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, this highly accessible script has become a favorite among high schools, universities, professional, and community companies.
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