Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Rehearsals have commenced for BATS next production “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”, written by Steve Martin and directed by Nick Smith. This absurdist comedy takes place in the famous Lapin Agile and features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, who meet there. It is set on October 8, 1904, and both men are on the verge of disclosing amazing ideas (Einstein will publish his special theory of relativity in 1905) and Picasso will paint Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in 1907). At the Lapin Agile, they have a lengthy debate about the value of genius and talent, while interacting with a host of other characters.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile was the first full-length play written by Steve Martin. The first reading of the play took place at Steve Martin’s home, Tom Hanks read the role of Picasso, and Chris Sarandon read Einstein.

Martin then held a nine-day professional workshop of the play in Melbourne, at the Malthouse Theatre (in conjunction with Belvior St Theatre, which ended with two public staged readings of the play. The play has since been performed in various theatres around the world.

Performance dates:
30 September to 8 October 2022

BOOKINGS OPEN SOON

AUDITION “PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE”

Tuesday 19th July 7:30pm Buderim War Memorial Hall


A comedy by Steve Martin.
Directed by Nick Smith
Email: nickinbuenos@gmail.com

Performance dates:
30 September to 8 October 2022
6 performances

Rehearsals:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm.

Cast required:

FREDDY: Male mid 30s plus
GASTON: Male 50 plus
GERMAINE: Female 40s plus
EINSTEIN: Male mid 20s
SUZANNE: Female, 20s
SAGOT: Male or Female
PICASSO: Male mid 20s
CHARLES: Male mid 20s
COUNTESS: Female mid 30s plus
VISITOR: Male or Female mid 30s plus

Picasso at the Lapin Agile was the first full-length play written by Steve Martin. The first reading of the play took place at Steve Martin’s home, Tom Hanks read the role of Picasso, and Chris Sarandon read Einstein.

Martin then held a nine-day professional workshop of the play in Melbourne, at the Malthouse Theatre (in conjunction with Belvior St Theatre, which ended with two public staged readings of the play. The play has since been performed in various theatres around the world.

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 Edythe Brook Cooper Playwriting Competition 2022 winning full-length play, coming soon to the BATS Theatre “The Borrowing of Franklin’s Ram” written by Sue Sewell and directed by Jacqui Mata Luque

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Rehearsals are well underway for the full-length winning play of the E.B.C. Playwriting competition 2022. Auditions saw a wonderful turnout of local talent, keen to take part in this exciting local production, set in colonial Australia and written by award winning local playwright, Sue Sewell.

Keep up to date on our FB and Instagram accounts for sneak peaks into the production’s rehearsals.

Make sure you get in early, as this play promises to be a real hit with local audiences.

COVID COMPLIANCE

We are complying with current government measures to limit the spread of the virus.
Check in code will be used at all rehearsals and events. Masks must be worn inside the venue. There are no restrictions for distancing if all attendees are fully vaccinated (please show your green tick to staff when attending or a proof of vaccination certificate). We are unable to conduct rehearsals at the venue or host events under strict social distancing restrictions (if a member or patron is not fully vaccinated i.e. 2 vaccinations) we will therefore have to ensure all attendees are fully vaccinated and appreciate your understanding. It is therefore a requirement that all members attending rehearsals or patrons attending performances are fully vaccinated and able to prove this on either their Qld Covid App or with vaccination certificate for entry to venue.

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Thank you for your understanding and compliance to these measures, we have a duty of care to ensure the safety and well-being of our patrons and staff.