Mask & Mirror offers Steve Martin's 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'
Mask & Mirror Community Theatre continues its run of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard.
The play opened last weekend and runs Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through March 25. Because of a homeless shelter run by the church, no Friday performances are slated.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students or military, and are available at www.MaskandMirror.com/box-office or by calling 503-333-1139.
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" is a comedy written by Steve Martin. With the help of one-liners, puns and verbal pratfalls, the play explores the value of genius and talent while featuring the scene of Albert Einstein meeting Pablo Picasso at the Café Lapin Agile. According to comedian, musician and writer Martin, "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."
The play takes place in the Montmartre section of Paris in 1904 and, besides the main characters of Einstein and Picasso, features eccentric bystanders who visit the café.
Director Benjamin Philip has assembled a cast of 10, including six first-time performers for Mask & Mirror. The show is produced by Pat Romans, current president and founder of Mask & Mirror.