“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” depicts an imaginary meeting of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in 1904 Paris, exploring the impact of art and science on our rapidly changing society.
In his first comedy for the stage, Steve Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. The topics range from science to fame and the emerging entertainment industry. See Shelley Fabares Songs for 60s’ fame and popularity.
This long running Off Broadway absurdist comedy is set in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. Click here to get when comedy becomes theatre and stage.
Bystanders, including Picasso’s agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, and an idiot inventor each introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic visitor time warped in from a later era.
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