Picasso at the Lapin Agile is a play written by comedian Steve Martin in 1993, and features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, who meet at a bar called the Lapin Agile (Nimble Rabbit) in Montmartre, Paris.
It is set on 8 October 8 1904, when both men are on the verge of an amazing idea - Einstein will publish his special theory of relativity in 1905 and Picasso will paint Les Demoiselles d'Avignon in 1907.
They find themselves at the Lapin Agile, where they have a lengthy debate about the value of genius and talent while interacting with a host of other characters.
The ensuing clash of world-changing ideas is enhanced by smatterings of rich European history and jubilant music of the time.
This joyful, energetic piece was comedian Steve Martin’s first full length play, which first previewed in 1993 in Melbourne, and then enjoyed several sell-out seasons at Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre.
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