Visual and Dramatic Arts
Friday, February 22
8:00pm
Picasso at the Lapin Agile

About the Event

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

By Steve Martin
Directed by Emily Wells
 

Performance dates:
Feb 22 at 8:00 PM 
Feb 23 at 8:00 PM
Feb 24 matinee at 3:00 PM
Feb 28 at 8:00 PM
Mar 1 at 8:00 PM
Mar 2 at 8:00 PM

 
Rice University Theatre Program will present “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin. 

Performances will run February 22-23rd at 8 pm, February 24th at 3 pm, and February 28th and March 1-2nd at 8 pm at Hamman Hall, Rice University.

 
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 his 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.
 
The production will be directed by Emily Wells, Producing Manager of Houston Grand Opera (HGOco) and freelance director. Her directing history has included “Black Pearl Sings!” at the Circuit Playhouse, “The Who and the What” for Gulfshore Playhouse and “Jason and the Argonauts” with Theatreworks/USA.
 
Mark Krouskop, lecturer and production manager for the Rice Theatre Program, who recently designed the Dungeons and Dragons fantasy of “She Kills Monsters,” the raining elevator for “Eurydice”, and the Italian village in “Servant of Two Masters,” will be the set designer for “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.”
 
Heather Breikjern, lecturer in Costume Design and Technology for the Rice Theatre Program, who recently designed the costumes for “She Kills Monsters,” will be the costume designer for “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.” She has done costume design all across the nation, working for groups such as the Alley Theatre, the Santa Fe Opera, and Opera Carolina.

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Hamman Hall at Rice University
Ticket information: 713-348-4005
 
General Admission- $10
Senior Citizens and Rice Faculty, Staff, and Alumni- $8
Current Rice Students- $5
 
Call 713-348-7529 (PLAY) for ticket purchasing and venue info. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival at the box office. Hamman Hall Lobby will be open 30 minutes before each performance (at 7:30PM).
 
Parking information can be found at parking.rice.edu

Directions & Parking

Entrances # 21 or #20 via Sunset Blvd. 

Nearest visitor parking lot:  
North Lot 
Central Garage

For ticket purchasing Call 713-348-7529 (PLAY) 
Tickets may also be purchased upon arrival at the box office. Hamman Hall Lobby will be open 30 minutes before each performance (at 7:30PM).

Location

Hamman Hall
Theater