Join Trinity for "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" next Wednesday, April 7

  • When:  Wednesday, April 7th at 7:00 pm.
  • Where:  Austin Playhouse – 3601 S. Congress
  • Tickets: $20.00 each (children under 18 are $15.00 each), on sale this coming Sunday (Easter) at Trinity.
  • Silent Auction:  If you have a service item (ie yard care, dog sitting, painting, closet cleaning, etc.) or an item you would like to donate to the silent auction, please see Tom or a member of the stewardship committee for a donation sheet.

This is one of our two major fundraisers of the year, so we appreciate your generous support!  Please consider selling tickets to people or organizations that you might know.  Talk to Tom on Sunday if interested in selling tickets (or call the office – 459-5835.)

About the play:

It’s 1904 in Paris and a young Albert Einstein is working on a very famous theory. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso is almost ready to “leave Blue behind.” At the Lapin Agile, a cabaret bar in Montmartre, Paris frequented by artists, anarchists, and dreamers these two young visionaries meet and engage in a lively debate on the creative process and the true nature of genius.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile was written in 1993 by famed comedian and actor Steve Martin. It is set on October 8, 1904, a time when Einstein and Picasso were both on the verge of executing a tremendous act of genius (Einstein will publish his theory of relativity in 1905 and Picasso will paint Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in 1907).

Martin has written: “Focusing on Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity and Picasso’s master painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon the play attempts to explain, in a light-hearted way, the similarity of the creative process involved in great leaps of imagination in art and science.”

Picasso at the Lapin Agile is a playful, witty, incredibly funny look at how artists, scientists, and other inventors bound past society’s norms to enhance and advance humanity’s understanding of itself.

Bringing the play to life is an incredible ensemble including Ben Wolfe as Picasso, Robert Matney as Einstein, Huck Huckaby as Freddy, Cyndi Williams as Germaine, Tom Parker as Gaston, David Stahl as Sagot, Kimberly Barrow as Suzanne and The Countess, Barry Miller as Schmendiman, and Jason Newman as The Singer.

The play is directed by Austin Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Lara Toner (Age of Arousal, The Turn of the Screw), with set design by Jessica Colley-Mitchell (Misalliance, A Flea in Her Ear), costume design by Buffy Manners (Misalliance, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) and lighting design by Don Day (Misalliance, Frost/Nixon).

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