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Picasso at the Lapin Agile
a comedy by Steve Martin
directed by Daniel Gidron**

Cristina Todesco***, scenic design
Frances Nelson McSherry
***, costume design
John R. Malinowski, lighting design
Dewey Delay, sound design
Michael A. King, wig and make-up design
Georgina Kayes, properties design
Jennifer Braun*, stage manager
Lisa Wondolowski*, assistant stage manager

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Marianna Bassham*, Germaine
Neil A. Casey*, Einstein
Owen Doyle*, Freddy
Paul D. Farwell*, Gaston
Stacy Fischer*, Suzanne, Countess, Female Admirer
Scott H. Severance*, Sagot
Scott Sweatt, Picasso
Dennis Trainor*, Schmendiman
Christopher James Webb*, Visitor

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**member of Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union
***member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829

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Picasso at the Lapin Agile

a comedy by Steve Martin
directed by Daniel Gidron**

featuring Neil A. Casey* and Scott Sweatt
Neil CaseyScott Sweatt

April 19-May 10, 2009

Picasso at the Lapin Agile is Martin's poker-faced-and very funny-riff on the birth of the modern century. -New York Magazine

Steve Martin is a gifted screenplay writer, and, as Picasso demonstrated, a smart, facile thinker with a serious reach. -Variety

A new century, a new era…what will the future hold?

The year is 1904. The city is Paris. It is the age of the Belle Époque.  Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein cross paths at a bar, the Lapin Agile.  Both men are young and on the verge of a breakthrough.  They are ignited by the possibilities the future holds for them and their discoveries.  But will this new century be one that esteems the arts, or will it choose science?  Over the course of an evening, a motley crew, with the help of a mysterious visitor, erupt in a hilarious debate over the value of art as a science and science as an art. Who is right?  Whose name will be written the biggest in the stars decades from now?  Steve Martin brilliantly tackles these questions and more in his award-winning comedy, where philosophy and humor are seamlessly woven together in this surreal encounter of two great minds.

Photo Credit: The cast of PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at New Rep. Photo: Andrew Brilliant/ Brilliant Pictures.

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