PICASSO AT LAPIN AGILE


March 5th-March 28th
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After winter break, ART/WNY resumes the "second half" of the 2014-15 season with the existential funny bone grabber, PICASSO AT LAPIN AGILE written by America’s “King Tut,” Steve Martin. Set in the legendary Parisian bar "Lapin Agile", renowned painter Pablo Picasso and relative Relativity theorist Albert Einstein look at the 20th century and the placement of themselves in this century gone by. ART/WNY alumni Tom Dooney (GREATER TUNA) will oversee a witty script described by the New York "Martin's poker-faced-and very funny-riff on the birth of the modern century", PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is slated for March 5th through March 28th, 2015.

Director Tom Dooney has his own take on the piece, "From my point of view, it takes a special kind of comedy to be part of any ART/WNY season. After the success of GREATER TUNA I was glad to discover PICASSO AT LAPIN AGILE. It just tickles me but that's Steve Martin for you.The humor in both plays rely upon a parade of interesting characters and surprising developments.They are different because the laughs in PICASSO let you understand Einstein's genius and Picasso's talents.You also realize that the Parisian bar folks thought they were incredibly modern... not too different from how we think about ourselves. You will definitely have a good time at PICASSO if you've ever spent a night drinking with friends, pretending to be more philosophical than you really are, but realizing that you are thinking some pretty amazing things despite yourself. That kind of fun."