King’s Theatre to perform 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'

King’s Theatre to perform 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile'

For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

November 1, 2011 – The King’s College Theatre Department will perform actor/ comedian Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” on Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. in the King’s Theatre, located in the Administration Building on North River Street.

The play depicts afictional meeting of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein in 1904 Paris, and explores the impact of art and science on our rapidly changing society. In his first comedy for the stage, Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame, and fortune as these two geniuses muse on personal doubt, discovery, the century’s achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics.

“Martin sends ideas onstage in baggy pants, with a cigar…mixing the sublime with the ridiculous so that they can’t be easily disentangled.  Very good fun,” according to a review in the “New York Times.”

King’s Theatre Department brings a cast of 11 students to the stage, including local actors Jason Alfono, Shavertown (Pablo Picasso); Drake Nester, Emmaus (Albert Einstein); Christopher Gatpo, East Stroudsburg (The Visitor); Anthony Melf, Wilkes-Barre (Sagot), and Jon Vojko, Wyoming (Freddy).

Tickets are free for King’s students, faculty and staff, and $10 general admission. Students/senior citizens, $5. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail boxoff@kings.edu.

Rehearsing for King’s production of Steve Martin’s smart comedy, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” are, from left: Drake Nester, Rachael Pompeii, Jon Vojiko, and Jason Alfano.

King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.

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