Einstein Will Spar With Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Long Wharf | Playbill

News Einstein Will Spar With Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Long Wharf Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT) will present Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, directed by Gordon Edelstein – to begin performances Nov. 26 at the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Mainstage Theatre (222 Sargent Drive, New Haven).

The production will run through Dec. 21 with an official opening Dec. 3 at 7:30 PM.

The cast will include Penny Balfour as Germaine, Grayson DeJesus as Picasso, Tom Riis Farrell as Freddy, Ronald Guttman as Sagot, David Margulies as Gaston, Dina Shihabi as Suzanne/Countess/Female Admirer, Jake Silbermann as A Visitor, Jonathan Spivey as Schmendiman and Robbie Tann as Einstein.

Here's how Long Wharf bills the play, which originally debuted in 1993 at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre: "What happens when Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar? Intellectual fireworks, verbal gymnastics, amorous intentions and the arrival of a mysterious man in blue suede shoes. On an October evening in 1904, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso end up at the same small bar in Paris - the Lapin Agile. The two young geniuses, joined by an eccentric cast of characters, spar over art and science, their respective libidos, where inspiration comes from and the promise and dreams of the 20th century. Steve Martin brings his zany and profoundly intelligent brand of humor back to Long Wharf Theatre. --– No joke is too low brow and no idea too high brow to be considered in this crowd pleasing comedy."

The creative team for Picasso at the Lapin Agile will include Michael Yeargan (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Don Holder (lights) and David Budries (sound).

Tickets range from $25-75. For more information and to purchase visit longwharf.org.

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