Auditions for the long-running Off Broadway comedy “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Oct. 20 and 21.
Performances are set for Fridays to Sundays, January 17 to February 2.
Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet in a Parisian café just before Einstein’s theory of relativity and Picasso’s art took the world by storm. Playwright Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as the two geniuses talk with each other and other fanciful characters.
Contact director Bob Kaplan at 631-793-6722 for more information.
CAST BREAKDOWN (sides below)
Freddy – The owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile. He is the boyfriend of Germaine and often considered the simple minded one of the men in the play. However sometimes he says something truly stunning.
Gaston – An abrupt and straight to the point old French man. He talks plainly and really only seems to care about sex and drinking.
Germaine – The waitress at the Lapin Agile. She is Freddy’s girlfriend and a very thoughtful and beautiful woman at that. She has many ideas of what the 20th century will be like and has slept with Picasso.
Albert Einstein – A twenty-five year old scientist with big aspirations. He is a genius, with a book on the way called “The Special Theory of Relativity”. He often finds himself having to explain his theories and thoughts in a simpler fashion to the rest of the group, as he is wise beyond his years.
Suzanne – A beautiful nineteen year old girl who is head over heels for Picasso. Suzanne and Picasso have already slept together, and she is left hurt and angry when he doesn’t remember her.
Sagot – Picasso’s art dealer, who is obsessed with finding and selling great pieces of art for profit.
Pablo Picasso – A charismatic twenty-three year old painter with tons of talent. He is extremely egotistical and confident in himself. He is a womanizer who sleeps with one woman to the next with his manipulating moves.
Charles Dabernow Schmendiman – A young inventor with huge dreams and little knowledge. Although he is hardworking he is nowhere near the genius or talent of Einstein or Picasso.
The Countess – An incredibly intelligent and attractive woman with whom Einstein is infatuated. She thinks like he does, being the one person to really understand him in the play.
A Female Admirer – A young admirer Picasso assumes is a fan of his, but turns out to be an admirer of Schmendiman.
The Visitor – A polite and talented country boy time-traveler, who adds a third dimension and point of view to Einstein and Picasso’s debate. He is a blue-suede-shoed musician. He is Elvis Presley.