RiverStage Begins 2014-15 Season
Nov 07, 2014 04:30PM
● By Erica Shames
Just a final reminder: RiverStage Community Theatre will begin its 2014-15 season THIS WEEKEND with the hilarious comedy "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" by Steve Martin! With two performances only, shows are Saturday, November 8 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 9 at 2:00pm at the beautiful Campus Theatre, 413 Market St in downtown Lewisburg.
Tickets are $15 for general admission seating with discounts available for groups (of 10 or more) or with a 2014-15 subscription package. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes before curtain, but advance tickets have been selling quickly-- you can get yours now online at www.riverstagetheatre.org/picasso !
ABOUT THE SHOW
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" by comedian, screenwriter and author Steve Martin ("Saturday Night Live," "The Jerk," "L.A. Story," "Roxanne," "Shopgirl") is a long-running Off-Broadway comedy that imagines what would have happened if Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso had met each other in a bar in Paris in 1904. Set in the friendly neighborhood atmosphere of a local bar, Steve Martin’s script is full of colorful characters, one-liners, and “wild and crazy” absurdist humor. Picasso and Einstein trade jokes and insults and muse on the achievements and promises of the 20th century, along with other characters including Picasso’s agent, the bartender, an inventor, a countess, and a mysterious dark-haired stranger from the future. As The New York Timessaid, “Martin sends ideas onstage in baggy pants, with a cigar, mixing the sublime with the ridiculous so that they can’t be easily disentangled. Very good fun.”
This production features a strong cast of experienced local actors including George Casper, Glenn Wilson, Jessica Paquin, Jove Graham, Maria Lauer Kline, Fred Hooper, Ben Hartman, Andrew Shaffer, Caroline Pogust, Kathy Coup and Brad Wakeman, directed by Ken Kopf.