Written by Steve Martin
Picasso at the
Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Jill Manser
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023; 10 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023; 7 - 9 pm
25797 Conifer Rd., Conifer, CO 80433
Please bring a resume and a headshot
Prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue, and a joke
Plan on participatingi n cold readings from the script
Auditions are by appointment only.
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Actors are paid a stipend.
December 17 – February 1, evenings and occasional weekends.
No rehearsals during Christmas holiday.
Bring calendar to rehearsal to check specific dates and times for any conflicts.
February 2 – 25, 2024
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
What would happen if Albert Einstein bumped into Pablo Picasso in a Parisian bar in 1904, just before both Einstein transformed physics with his theory of relativity and Picasso set the art world on fire with cubism? That’s the premise of this absurd comedy written by comic genius Steve Martin. A wacky group of regulars including Picasso’s agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment is a charismatic dark-haired singer, time-warped from a later era.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile ROLES:
Freddy - The owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile. Kindhearted, and resolved to his position in life. Devoted to his longtime girlfriend, Germaine, age 30-45
Gaston - A direct older Frenchman with prostate problems, who talks plainly and seems to care most about sex and drinking, age 55+
Germaine – A waitress and Freddy’s girlfriend. She is a thoughtful and beautiful woman and has many ideas of what the 20th century will be like, age 30-45
Pablo Picasso – A painter. Egotistical, with a talent that justifies it. Frustrated that his genius is not yet recognized. He does not share Einstein’s optimism, age 22-35
Albert Einstein - A physicist a year prior to his publication "The Theory of Relativity." He is full of energy, distracted, and optimistic about what the future will bring, age 22-35
Suzanne - a beautiful young woman and former lover of Picasso, who is infatuated with Picasso, age 19-25
The Countess - An extremely intelligent and attractive woman, with whom Einstein is infatuated. She thinks like he does, being the one person to really understand him in the play, age 19-25
A female admirer - A young admirer Picasso assumes is a fan of his, but who turns out to be an admirer of Schmendiman, age 19-25
Sagot - Picasso’s confident, savvy art dealer who is obsessed with finding and selling great pieces of art for profit. Age 35-60
Charles Dabernow Schmendiman - A man who is completely convinced of his own genius. A huckster and snake oil salesman. Sees himself as an equal of Einstein and Picasso. It is doubtful history will see it the same way, age 25-40
The Visitor - A polite, talented country-boy time-traveler, who adds another dimension and point of view to Einstein's and Picasso's debate. He is a blue-suede-shoed musician from the future, age 21-35
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