Picasso at the Lapin Agile
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
By Steve Martin
Directed by Anna Andersen
Opens October 3, 2013
Picasso at the Lapin Agile is a play written by Steve Martin in 1993. It features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, who meet at a bar called the Lapin Agile (Nimble Rabbit) in Montmartre, Paris.
It is set on October 8, 1904, and both men are on the verge of an amazing idea (Einstein will publish his special theory of relativity in 1905 and Picasso will paint Les Demoiselles d'Avignon in 1907) when they find themselves at the Lapin Agile, where they have a lengthy debate about the value of genius and talent while interacting with a host of other characters.
Directed by Anna Andersen, recently relocated in the Bay Area after a career in Los Angeles, she has recently adapted and directed Pseudolus by Plautus as a staged reading for AE, as well as directing staged readings of Pirandello's Henry IV and Lee Blessing's sequel to Hamlet, Fortinbras.
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