Town Players of Newtown will present legendary actor/comedian Steve Martin's clever comedy, PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE through September 25, 2011.
The year is 1904. The place is the Paris bar Le Lapin Agile - a hangout for artists, writers, and other eccentrics who are leading the charge for the new century's avant-garde. As a 25-year-old Albert Einstein awaits the arrival of a female friend, he runs into 23-year-old Pablo Picasso. Each man is on the verge of a professional breakthrough, but in 1904 they are simply full of youthful passion and egotism. They commence debating, each sure he is the one who holds the key to the new century's greatest idea. When a visitor from the future arrives, playwright Martin adds a third major influence from the 20th century. The big question is which of the three will have the biggest impact on humanity - art, science, or pop culture?
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE features some of the region's finest actors: Jeffry Bukowski (Shelton), Barbara Disraeli (Brewster, NY), Tim Huebenthal (Southbury), Nick Kaye (Bethel), Ian Keyworth (Glastonbury), Ron Malyszka (Bridgewater), Nina Yasick (Woodbridge), Brian Zupcoe (New Milford), Steve Yudelson (Newtown).
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is under the direction of Daniel J. Mulvihill, Jr. of Bethel.
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE runs September 9,10,11 16,17,18 23,24,25. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on September 11, 18, and 25. Tickets for all shows are $20 for
adults and $10 for children under 10 years old.
Reservations can be made by calling the box office at (203) 270-9144. For more information, visit the Town Players website at WWW.NEWTOWNPLAYERS.ORG or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Players of Newtown is a non-Equity theatre company located on 18 Orchard Hill Road, just off Route 25, in Newtown, CT.
Nina Yasick, Tim Huebenthal, and Ian Keyworth
Nina Yasick and Jeffry Bukowski
Jeffry Bukowski, Ian Keyworth, and Nick Kaye as the Singer
(l to r): Ian Keyworth, Tim Huebenthal (behind bar), Nina Yasick, and Jeffry Bukowski
(foregraound) Ian Keyworth as Picasso and Jeffry Bukowski as Einstein; (badkground) Nina Yasick as Suzanne, Barbara Disraeli as Germain, and Tim Huebenthal as Freddy