Steve Martin Play to be Staged at Whittier College

Monday, February 25, 2013

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" will come to the Whittier College stage March 6-9 at 8 p.m. and March 10 at 2 p.m. in the Robinson Theater of the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90608. General Admission is $15 and $9 for students and seniors. For additional information, directions, or to purchase tickets, call (562)907-4203 or visit www.shannoncenter.org.

"Picasso at the Lapin Agile," is a play written by Steve Martin in 1993. It features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, who meet at a bar called the Lapin Agile (Nimble Rabbit) in Montmartre, Paris. It is set on October 8, 1904, and both men are on the verge of an amazing idea (Einstein will publish his special theory of relativity in 1905 and Picasso will paint Les Demoiselles d'Avignon in 1907) when they find themselves at the Lapin Agile, where they have a lengthy debate about the value of genius and talent while interacting with a host of other characters.

This production features an all student cast and is directed by Gil Gonzalez, Associate Professor in the Department of Theater and Communication Arts at Whittier College. Each year the theatre department produces up to four faculty directed productions in the Shannon Center. These productions afford students the opportunity to engage in theatre as a collaborative process.