PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, by Steve Martin, directed by Anna Andersen
Picasso and Einstein, each in the flowering of their youth and on the cusp of a great idea, have a chance encounter at a bar, the Lapin Agile, in Paris in 1904. Encountering a host of other characters, the two leading lights of the coming century must deal not only with their own brilliance and idiosyncrasies, but with the unexpected talents brought to the party by a mysterious Visitor. Comic genius Steve Martin's play delights with big ideas and big laughs coming to Live Oak this Fall!
Directed by Anna Andersen, recent transplant from Los Angeles - where she directed and performed professionally, as well as writing and directing a Shakespeare-themed educational program for Los Angeles-area schools. In recent years she has directed a number of Staged Readings for Actors Ensemble ("Fortinbras", "Enrico IV") as well as for Subterranean Shakespeare. Set design by Norm de Veyra, fresh off a great success for Masquers' production of "Galileo's Daughters", as well as numerous set designs for Actors Ensemble ("Dr. Faustus", "Richard III").
Featuring the talents of Nick Dickson as Einstein and Vince Faso as Picasso, veteran Bay Area talents who recently brought the house down for our production of "Noises Off", as well as familar AE faces Bill Chessman ("Communicating Doors"), Stefin Collins ("A Hot Day in Ephesus"), Meira Perelstein ("A Hot Day in Ephesus", "The Matchmaker"), Joel Jacobs("Rock n Roll"), Rachel Ferensowicz ("Arcadia") and Doug Boyd ("Marat/Sade"), and newcomers Hillary Hesse, Layne Austin, and Frances Serpa.
Assistant Direction by Cameron Dodd. Costume Design by Anna Andersen assisted by Paula Dodd Aiello. Props by Vicki Siegel, Anna Andersen, and a cast of thousands. Lighting Design by Nathan Bogner and Set Construction by Alecks Rundell.
WHAT: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE by Steve Martin, directed by Anna Andersen
WHEN: Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 4th-26th at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees Oct. 13th and 20th at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Live Oak Theatre, a cozy 137-seat indoor theatre, attached to the Live Oak Park Recreation Center, 1301 Shattuck Ave (at Berryman), Berkeley, CA 94709
TICKETS: $15 regular, $12 students/seniors.
HOW TO BUY: online at www.aeofberkeley.org or Cash or Check only at the door. For purchase at the door, reservations at 510-649-5999.
OTHER: Wheelchair accessible - use the north entrance (other side of the building from the Rec Center entrance). Box office/Will Call opens 1/2 hour before the start of the show.
Live Oak Theatre (View)
1301 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|