Our Next Production
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Written by Steve Martin
Produced by Salida's Stage Left Theatre Company
Directed by Jan Justis
April 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 pm
April 20 at 2:30 pm
$12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Tickets at the SteamPlant Box Office, the Salida Chamber of Commerce, at Sacred Ground Coffee or online at www.stagelefttheatre.org
Cast (In order of appearance)
|Albert Einstein||Michael Ricci|
|Pablo Picasso||Avery Martinez|
|Female Admirer||Catherine Paitsel|
|The Visitor||Isaac Koelsch|
From the Director: This is a play for audiences to relish; intellectually, historically and a great workout for belly laughs! Perfect for Salida's Stage Left Theatre: Short, sweet and hilarious with a wonderful cast.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile is written by the iconic comedian/actor/screenwriter/banjo-aficionado Steve Martin. Set in a Parisian bar at the beginning of the 20th century (1904 to be more precise), the play imagines a comical encounter between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, both of whom are in their early twenties and fully aware of their amazing potential.
In addition to the two historical figures, the play is also populated with an amusingly incontinent barfly (Gaston), a gullible yet lovable bartender (Freddy), a wise waitress (Germaine), along with a few surprises that trounce in and out of the Lapin Agile.
The play takes place in one non-stop scene, lasting approximately 80 to 90 minutes. There isn't much plot or conflict; however, there is a satisfying combination of whimsical nonsense and philosophic conversation.
In its 12th season, Salida’s Stage Left Theatre Company is proud to be a part of the Salida Colorado Creative Arts District. As the resident theatre company at the SteamPlant Event Center in Salida, we produce four plays annually, including contemporary comedies and dramas, classics, premieres by Colorado playwrights, one-act play festivals, reader’s and children’s theatre events and small cast musicals. Recent productions include The Uses of Enchantment by Colorado playwright Jeffery Neuman, Top Girls, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Dancing at Lughnasa, I Am My Own Wife, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Love, Loss and What I Wore.
Stage Left Theatre Company is committed to producing excellent community theatre that entertains, enriches and inspires audiences and empowers all those who participate in its productions.
These goals are accomplished by:
celebrating the human spirit with productions that range from the classics to developing new works
- promoting diverse artistic talents by supporting participation within the community
- fostering the next generation of artists and theatre-goers through volunteerism, workshops, internships and scholarships
Please consider supporting our efforts by donating to Stage Left Theatre Company today!