Denison Theatre Presents Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”
Date of Event: October 3, 2008
Posted: September 25, 2008 / Last Updated: September 26, 2008
Denison Theatre will open its 78th season with “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” written by actor and screenwriter Steve Martin. This fanciful comedy will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4, and Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 7-11, in the Ace Morgan Theatre (211 West College Street). Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for senior citizens and $4 for non-Denison students. Call 740-587-6231 for reservation information.
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” presents a fictitious meeting in October 1904 between Albert Einstein (age 25) and Pablo Picasso (age 23) in the Lapin Agile, a cabaret/bar and haven for artists, musicians, poets and philosophers in the Montmartre section of Paris. This encounter occurs just one year before Einstein presents the special theory of relativity in March 1905 and three years before Picasso revolutionizes art in 1907 with his new aesthetic reflected in “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.”
Steve Martin plays with time and space, inviting the audience into the theater as well as the Lapin Agile. The play’s exploration of art, physics, philosophy, time, space and relationships of all kinds excites a lively combustion of colorful characters and propels the observer to acknowledge the human desires for innovation, love and beauty.
Director Liz Stanton notes, “As a theater artist, I am interested in the intersection of the intellect and the body; the cross pollination of seemingly diverging subjects ... Ironically both Picasso and Einstein were inspired by the challenge of capturing, studying, analyzing and describing bodies in motion.”
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Denison Theatre presents Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” at 8 p.m. on Fri. and Sat., Oct. 3 and 4, in the Ace Morgan Theatre (211 West College Street). General admission is $8; senior citizens $5; and students $4. Call 740-587-6231 for reservation information.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Denison Theatre presents Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” at 8 p.m. on Tues. through Sat., Oct. 7-11, in the Ace Morgan Theatre (211 West College Street). General admission is $8; senior citizens $5; and students $4. Call 740-587-6231 for reservation information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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