Auditions Announced for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at Beavercreek Community Theatre

bctNov. 8 & 9 from 7-10pm

Beavercreek Community Theatre
3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45432

Directed by Chris Harmon

Please be prepared to read from the script. Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

  • Freddy — Male (25-35). Freddy is the owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile-He is gullible, but has occasional bouts of genius; an ordinary guy.
  • Gaston — Male (an older man). A bit of a dirty old Frenchman with prostate problems (“I have to pee!”)-Gaston was a philanderer in his day, interested in drinking and sex.
  • Germaine — Female (25-30). Freddy’s girlfriend-A wise girl who knows her way around; somewhat bored with life.
  • Albert Einstein — Male (25). [Age may be open to someone who reads older; he is 25, but according to the script looks much older].- Albert is an idealistic nerd and passionate about his work. He is enthusiastic, but not boastful or arrogant.
  • Suzanne — Female (18-25). A young ingénue type. Suzanne is somewhat naïve, although she doesn’t think so; may double as a female admirer.
  • Sagot — Male (age open, likely over 30). An art dealer, the character of Sagot is open to interpretation — but must bring energy to the role.
  • Picasso — Male (23)-He’s arrogant, pompous, and egotistical — but with a smattering of insecurities showing through. A lady’s man, with very little regard for the women he uses (then casts aside).
  • Charles Dabernow Schmendiman — Male (25-30). Charles is a crazy inventor — think “wild and crazy guy.” Schmendiman thinks all kinds of nutty stuff-Must have excellent comedic timing and be able to play way over the top.
  • The Countess — Female (25-30). She’s Einstein’s lady interest. The Countess is rich, but also a nerd and quirky; may double as a female admirer.
  • A female admirer — Female (25-30)-She’s a huge fan of Schmendiman; may double as the Countess or Suzanne.
  • A Visitor — Male (25). A young Elvis; must be able to impersonate Elvis physically, especially the hip move-This role does not sing.

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, the popular actor and screenwriter 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.

Production dates: Jan. 28-Feb. 6

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