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‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’

authorStaff Writer on Mar 17, 2023

South Fork Performing Arts presents “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” a play by Steve Martin featuring local high school student actors, at Wainscott’s LTV Studios on March 31 and April 1. The play is directed by Tamara Froebel Salkin.

Martin’s absurd comedy of historical fiction has Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet in a bar in Paris in 1904, the year before Einstein’s theory of relativity and Picasso’s transition into Cubism. The two celebrities of science and art spar for their fields, surrounded by a cast of supporting characters from the turn of the century and beyond. The anachronistic, self-referential, and self-aware nature of this short one-act enraptures audiences into thinking about the role both science and art play in our lives, the men (and women) who inspire genius, and the philosophies that shape our world over the modern centuries.

The production features Amaia Astorr, Kieran Conlon, Leah Fromm, Silas Jones, Siena Link Morse, Nicole Seitz and Ruby Tyrell of East Hampton High school, and Brooke Bockhaus and Jacquelin Thulin from Southampton High School

Tickets for South Fork Performing Arts’ production of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” are $20. Shows are Friday, March 31, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 1, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at LTV Studios, 75 Industrial Road, Wainscott. Visit southforkperformingarts.com.org for more information.

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