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.

Audition

PLAY READYING / FAMILIARISATION NIGHT – EURYDICE

Where: BATS Theatre Company Inc. Clubroom, at the back of the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main and Church Streets, Buderim

When: Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 7.30pm

All are welcome to attend, whether you wish to audition or would just like to have a fun night learning more about this great play.

AUDITIONS – EURYDICE – ALL WELCOME!

Where: Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main and Church Streets, Buderim

When: Monday 12th April 2021 at 7.30pm.

PERFORMANCES

Friday 25th June 2021 to Saturday 3rd July 2021

Rehearsals will be every Monday and Thursday night – 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Buderim War Memorial Hall.

Eurydice reimagines the classic Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. 

Eurydice is in love with Orpheus. Her dead father has advice for her wedding but his letters can’t get through to the land of the living. At last, on the day of the wedding, one does. With her father’s words in her hand, Eurydice crashes down a flight of stairs and wakes in the underworld, her memory wiped. Orpheus knows his love is now in Hades, and makes a plan to travel into the land of the dead. But will he be able to revive his beloved wife? And will Eurydice even want to go home?

Characters:

Eurydice – female, 18-30ish

Orpheus – male, 18-30ish to match Eurydice

Eurydice’s Father – male, upward of 40

Nasty Interesting Man/Lord of the Underworld – potentially male or female, any age considered

Big Stone – m/f, any age considered

Little Stone – m/f, any age considered

Loud Stone – m/f, any age considered

Should you wish to know more, please ring the Director Caitie Elliott on 0401 645 903