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Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Steve Martin


Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
Kansas City, Fall 2016
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. The anachronistic, self-referential, and self-aware nature of this short one-act enraptures audiences into thinking about the role both science and art play in our lives, the men (and women) who inspire genius, and the philosophies that shape our world over the modern centuries.

Production Team

Associate Director: Elizabeth Bowman

Stage Manager: Mitchell Ward

Scenic Designer: Chuck Pulliam

Sound Designer: John Story

Costume Designer: Nicholas Relic

Props: Marc Manley


Einstein : Jacob Walker*


Freddy : Bryan Moses

A Visitor: Christopher Preyer

Picasso: Andy Penn

Suzanne: Laura Jane Irwin-Henrickson

Schmendimen: R.H. Wilhoit

Gaston: Kevin Fewell

Germaine: Devon Barnes


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