Two River Theater Co. is proud to present Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a hilarious and madcap comedy by Steve Martin, and directed by Hal Brooks.
Says director Brooks: "Steve Martin, actor, novelist, playwright, painter (!), and former standup comedian, began his career as a magician. What a welcome surprise to see, years later, that Martin would employ his well-honed gift for the absurd toward playwriting."
Written by comic genius Steve Martin, Picasso at the Lapin Agile is set in the famous Lapin Agile (Nimble Bunny) bar in Paris in 1904. It follows a magical, mythical meeting of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein on the cusp of their fame. Through sexuality, artistry, and comedy, this play examines the dawning of the 20th century.
Two River is proud to welcome back cast members Emily Ackerman (co-author of Re-Entry), Bradford Cover (Heartbreak House), and Glenn Peters (Mere Mortals), as well as Rachel Botchan, Ray DeMattis, Drew Hirshfield, Lucas Miller, Alfredo Narciso and Larry Paulsen.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile begins previews on Tuesday, May 18, opens Saturday, May 22, and runs through Sunday, June 6.
Hal Brooks, Director: directed the Obie Winning No Child... by Nilaja Sun, which ran at the Barrow Street Theatre, Lookingglass, ART, Woolly Mammoth (DC), Kirk Douglas (LA), Berkeley Rep and the Long Wharf. He also directed the world premiere of Will Eno's Pulitzer Finalist Thom Pain (based on nothing). Recent projects: Itamar Moses's Back Back Back (Dallas Theater Center), Precious Little (Clubbed Thumb) and My Name is Asher Lev (Marin Theater Company). A Drama League Fellow, Hal is also a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, SDC, and is a recipient of the 2007-09 NEA TCG Career Development Program for Directors.
Emily Ackerman*, Germaine: is the co-author of Re-Entry, which was commissioned by Two River Theater Company and received a critically acclaimed world premiere production here in 2009, and at Urban Stages in NYC in 2010. Ackerman is an Associate Artist with The Civilians, an Obie Award winning company that specializes in interview based theatre. With The Civilians: This Beautiful City (Original Collaborator/Performer; Colorado Springs, ATL/Humana Festival 2008, Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Vineyard Theatre), Gone Missing (Barrow Street Theatre, Off-Broadway Cast Album, Actor's Theatre Of Louisville); and developmental workshops of The Great Immensity by Steve Cosson, and Shadow of Himself by Neal Bell. Additional performance credits include: Stray, Cherry Lane Theatre; Precious Little, Clubbed Thumb; Well (as Lisa Kron), Arena Stage; Clean Alternatives, 59E59th Street/Edinburgh Festival; The People's Temple, Perseverance Theatre; The Constant Wife, American Conservatory Theatre & Seattle Repertory Theatre; Ghosts, Berkeley Repertory Theatre; The Seagull, Twelfth Night, Love's Labours Lost, The Skin of our Teeth, Romeo & Juliet, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Medea, California Shakespeare Theater; St. Joan, The Entertainer, The Weir, Aurora Theatre Company; the world premiere of Kissing the Witch, Magic Theatre.
Rachel Botchan*, Suzanne: Off-Broadway: The Pearl Theatre Co. (company member); Hard Times, Vieux Carre, Tartuffe, Twelfth Night, Toys in the Attic, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III (Bayfield Award), among many others. Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre: Yoshke Musikant, The Blacksmith's Folly and The Maiden of Ludmir. Regional: Philadelphia Theatre Co. (Barrymore nomination for Joan in Orson's Shadow), Milwaukee Rep., Virginia Stage, Cincinatti Playhouse, Rep. of St. Louis, among others. Audio books: narrator for Recorded Books. Training: NYU Tisch.