Cultural Affairs and Distinguished Lecture Series
Project Abstract/ Summary
Picasso at the Lapin Agíte was the winner of 1996 New York Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Best Play" and "Best Playwright." This long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned -Scientist transformed physics with this theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter, Steve Martin, plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness.
School of Performing Arts, "Picasso at Lapin Agile" (2001). Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series. 101.