Sopris Theatre Company presents ‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’
Last production of the season opens April 8
Sopris Theatre Company will present “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” by Steve Martin, an absurdist comedy set in early 20th century Paris, at the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley, April 8-24.
In this case, “Einstein and Picasso walk into a bar....” describes this long-running off-Broadway play by the popular actor, comedian and screenwriter Steve Martin. Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso are in a Parisian café in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In Martin’s first comedy for the stage, he plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics.
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” will run April 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. and Sundays, April 10, 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. at CMC Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, 3000 County Road 114. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students, as well as CMC employees. Livestream performances will be held on April 10, 16 and 22. Those tickets are $20. All tickets are available for purchase at Tickets/Picasso at the Lapin Agile or 970-947-8177.