Shepaug to Stage: Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile

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SHEPAUG TO STAGE ​STEVE MARTIN’S PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE OPENING NIGHT – FRIDAY DECEMBER 14TH WASHINGTON, CT 

Beginning Friday, December 14th, the comedic genius of Steve Martin takes center stage at Shepaug Valley School for a dramatic production of ​Picasso at the Lapin Agile​. Set in early 20th century Paris, the ninety-minute play features an ensemble cast of eleven students from Washington, Roxbury, Bridgewater, and Sherman, and the combined efforts of a talented, student-led crew of builders, designers, and artists. Show times are Friday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m, Saturday, December 15th at 7:30 p.m, and Sunday, December 16th at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and tickets can be purchased at the door or via the ticket hotline: (860)-717-2444.

Blending the wit of Steve Martin with the eccentric ideas of its central characters Alberta Einstein and Pablo Picasso, the production asks its viewers to contemplate the origins of genius and the impact of one’s legacy. Students have been working for five weeks under the dramatic and technical direction of Tim DeRosa, a Shepaug 2001 graduate and former member of Shepaug Dramatics. DeRosa has worked with Shepaug students in a variety of theatrical pursuits in recent years. “I can’t wait for the audience to join us at the ​Lapin Agile​ for an evening of art, science, comedy, and brie,” said the director about the intimate theatre production.

The staging features an array of vibrant period characters as well as a time-traveling visitor from the future. Combining Martin’s comedy with the philosophical questions raised by its characters, the show is a lively and exciting vision into the minds of its central figures as they are beginning to realize their creative and scientific genius. Picasso at the Lapin Agile ​is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French. Shepaug Valley School is located at 159 South Street, Washington, CT 06793.

LOCATION:
Shepaug Valley School
159 South Street, Washington CT 06793

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