‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’
When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 and 13
Where: Sandy Beaver Center Theater, Riverside Military Academy, 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville
Riverside Military Academy will perform a comedic play penned by iconic comedian and actor Steve Martin today and Sunday in the Sandy Beaver Center Theater on the school’s campus.
The free performances are open to the public.
Set in a Parisian bar at the beginning of the 20th century, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” imagines a comical encounter between artist Pablo Picasso and scientist Albert Einstein, both of whom are in their early 20s and fully aware of their amazing potential. Each character’s high self-confidence eventually results in Picasso and Einstein challenging each other to an artistic duel.
The cast of characters includes:
Stephen Wechsler as Freddy, owner of the Lapin Agile
Guialteau Buissereth as Gaston, patron of the Lapin Agile
Aleah Skaggs as Germaine, Freddy’s girlfriend
Christian Rotsch as scientist Albert Einstein
Kayla Lowry as Suzanne, a young woman
Demarko Hooper as art dealer Sagot
Chris Rosato as painter Pablo Picasso
Patrick Sheffield as inventor Schmendiman
Lauren LaRicci as The Countess
McKenzie Bowen as a young woman
Raleigh Beougher as a singer from the 50s.