NU Theatre Presents Steve Martin’s ‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’

February 11, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

Niagara University Theatre, in collaboration with the Castellani Art Museum, will present Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin Feb. 14-17.  This absurdly comic play about the relationship between art and science, talent and genius, will be directed by artist-in-residence/recruiter Adriano Gatto. The production will be performed at the Castellani Art Museum amidst a specially curated art exhibit.

A celebrated comedian, musician, author and playwright, Martin has created a not-to-be-missed comedy about two icons and their chance meeting. Einstein and Picasso walk into a bar…each on the verge of their greatest accomplishments, and a comically magical night ensues!

Picasso at the Lapin Agile will be staged at the Castellani Art Museum on the NU campus at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, and at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16.  A 2 p.m. matinee will be held at the museum Sunday, Feb. 17.

Cast members include the following NU theater studies students from Western and Central New York and Ohio:  Andrew Adolf (Freddy), Colin Reboy (Gaston), Stephanie M. Valliere (Germaine), Michael Sheridan (Albert Einstein), Kathleen Macari (Suzanne), Sean Craig (Sagot), Alan Trinca (Pablo Picasso), Matt Gilbert (Charles Dabernow Schmendiman), Leacel Hillenbrand (The Countess), Nicole Weintraub (A Female Admirer), Josh Ranallo (A Visitor) and Anna Krempholtz (Narrator/Guitarist).

For tickets and information, please call 716.286.8685 or visit the NU Theatre Box Office.