Document Type

Grant Application

Project/Presentation Title

Picasso at Lapin Agile


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Project Period

FY 2000-2001

Event Sponsor

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.