Tuesday 19th July 7:30pm Buderim War Memorial Hall
A comedy by Steve Martin.
Directed by Nick Smith
30 September to 8 October 2022
Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:30-9:30pm.
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.
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.