Auditions for “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” in Middlebury
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 8:55 AM
Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury, VT (11/6 auditions will be held in the main theater; 11/8 auditions will be held in the downstairs studio space)
Auditions will consist of cold readings of brief scenes from the script. There are roles for eleven adult actors, six males and five females. If interested but unable to make audition dates, an alternate date can be arranged. Any questions, contact director Eileen Corcoran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perusal script is available at the Town Hall Theater Box Office, 802-382-9222. Rehearsals will begin the week of November 12th. Performance Dates: Thursday-Sunday, February 8-11, 2018, at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.
Visit www.middleburycommunityplayers.org for a list of roles and more information.
About the play... It is 1904, in Paris, France. The Lapin Agile (Nimble Rabbit), quaint watering hole to struggling artists and would-be geniuses, welcomes two soon-to-be legends for one extraordinary night. Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, whose egos match their intellects, spar with the regulars and each other about art, science, inspiration, love, and the promise of the 20th century. Throw in a mysterious visitor who makes the ladies swoon, and you’re in for a well-rounded theater experience.
Equally smart and silly, Picasso at the Lapin Agile asks serious questions about art, science, and genius while it cracks goofy jokes about history, romance, and how to bake a pie in the shape of the letter e.
Steve Martin (Playwright) began his career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” (1967–1969), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Mr. Martin shone as a stand-up on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Picasso at the Lapin Agile was Steve Martin’s first full-length play. At its first reading in Martin’s Beverly Hills home, Tom Hanks read the role of Picasso and Chris Sarandon read the role of Einstein. In 1993, the play premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, followed by a successful run in Los Angeles at the Westwood Playhouse (now known as the Geffen Playhouse). The 1995 production in New York City won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.
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