Auditions for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE​ at Lebanon Theatre Company

LTC_logoWe are holding auditions for our summer production, Steve Martin’s PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, on May 27 at 6pm and May 28th at 2pm. Auditions will consist of cold reads of selections from the script. No special preparation required. We are particularly interested in casting performers ages 16-25. LTC prides itself on making auditions a fun, inclusive, and non-intimidating process for all involved.

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is the first in LTC’s annual Summer Theatre series, designed to provide performance opportunities to our area’s young adult performers ages 16-25. We hope to showcase some of the best young talent from around the region while giving students the chance to develop their theatrical skills and perform for the broader community.

The production will be directed by Kurt Percy. Performances will be July 22-24 and 29-31 (8pm Friday and Saturday performances; 2pm Sunday performances; no dinner or brunch theatre for this production). The play is set in a bar, and therefore contains the appearance of alcohol use and some humor that may be inappropriate for young children. The production is recommended for audiences age 13 and older.

Synopsis
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, 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.

Bystanders, including Picasso’ agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen, and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark haired singer time warped in from a later era.

This show is the first in LTCs annual Summer Theatre series, designed to provide performance opportunities to our area’s young adult performers ages 16-25. We hope to showcase some of the best young talent from around the region while giving students the chance to develop their theatrical skills and perform for the broader community.

Cast – 7 men, 4 women

  • FREDDY – the owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile
  • GASTON – an older man
  • GERMAINE – waitress and Freddy’s girlfriend
  • ALBERT EINSTEIN – age twenty-five
  • SUZANNE = age nineteen
  • SAGOT – Picasso’s art dealer
  • PABLO PICASSO – age twenty-three
  • CHARLES DABERNOW SCHMENDIMAN – a young man
  • THE COUNTESS
  • A FEMALE ADMIRER
  • A VISITOR
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