UNT Theatre presents the comedy, Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Picasso at the Lapin Agile Theater
Photo credit: Amanda Breaz/UNT Photo caption: Picasso, played by Bryan Webb at left, and Einstein, played by Kole Franklin, debate art and science in the UNT Department of Dance and Theatre’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. The play starts Feb. 28 and runs through March 9
Monday, February 18, 2013 - 14:28
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What: Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a play written by comedian Steve Martin, and directed by Marjorie Hayes, University of North Texas associate professor of acting-directing.

When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 7 (Thursdays), March 1 and March 8 (Fridays), March 2 (Saturday); 2 p.m. March 3 (Sunday) and March 9 (Saturday).

Where: University Theatre in the RTFP building on UNT campus

Tickets: $10 adults; $7.50 for UNT students, faculty and staff with valid ID, and seniors. Tickets can be ordered over the phone with a credit card by calling 940-565-2428 or 817-267-3731, ext. 2428. The box office accepts cash, checks and credit cards and is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to each performance. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, new UNT faculty and KERA members.

Ready! Set! Draw! The University of North Texas presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a rollicking, clever play that follows the fictional meeting of two young and not-yet-famous geniuses, painter Pablo Picasso and physicist Albert Einstein.

They hilariously debate the powers of Art and Science in the play, written by comedian Steve Martin. Just when there seems to be a meeting of the minds between the two, a mysterious visitor from the future arrives to take the discussion to another level. In the same spirit of Martin’s screenplays of “The Pink Panther,” “L.A. Story,” “Roxanne,” “¡Three Amigos!” and “The Jerk,” Picasso is a hilarious physical comedy of zany situations, said professional director and UNT associate professor of acting-directing, Marjorie Hayes.

The production is led by Hayes, professional Guest Scenic Designer Michael Sullivan and a creative team of student designers who have created the wacky world of Café au Lapin Agile and the clothes of 1904 Paris.

There will be a reception and brief “Behind the Scenes” session following the opening, which is at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 (Thursday) at the University Theatre in the RTFP building on UNT campus. Other performances will be at 7:30 p.m. March 1-2 and March 7-8 and 2 p.m. March 3 and 9. The play runs 90 minutes, without intermission. The comedy is rated PG-13 for language, and some crude and suggestive content.

Tickets are $10 for adults; $7.50 for UNT students, faculty and staff with valid ID, and seniors. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, new UNT faculty and KERA members. Tickets can be ordered over the phone with a credit card by calling 940-565-2428 or 817-267-3731, ext. 2428. The box office accepts cash, checks and credit cards and is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and opens one hour prior to each performance.

Directions and parking information can be found online at the Department of Dance and Theatre’s website.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108