PRINCETON, NJ – On Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 pm, the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Theatre Experiment present a reprise performance staged reading of Steve Martin’s 1993 comic play, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.”
The play was last presented in Princeton during the summer of 2009 to a capacity audience in the community room of the Princeton Public Library. The play reading is part of the Pi Day (3.14) weekend festivities throughout town — see www.pidayprinceton.com — and was selected because it features Princeton’s most notable notable, Albert Einstein in a tête-à-tête with Pablo Picasso. The setting of the play is one fateful night in the Parisian café, Lapin Agile, where genius, schlemiel, and the hoi poloi compete for the attention of a beautiful woman and bragging rights for the kickoff of the modern age.
Cast from New Jersey and NYC actors and typecast from community characters, the reading will be staged and directed by Todd Reichart, artistic director of the Princeton Theatre Experiment.
In an experiment that will test the box office’s ability to make change; Arts Council members, students, and seniors will be charged $3.14 per ticket. All others $5. Tickets will be available at the door. This event will take place at the Solley Theater in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages as well as metered parking along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. Please call (609) 924-8777 or visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org for more information.