‘Lapin Agile’ to open at Shepaug
Shepaug Dramatics in Washington will stage its production of Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” Dec. 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
The play will be staged at Shepaug Valley School on South Street.
Set in early 20th century Paris, the 90-minute play will feature an ensemble cast of 11 students from Washington, Roxbury, Bridgewater and Sherman, and the combined efforts of a student-led crew of builders, designer, and artists.
Blending the wit of Steve Martin with the eccentric ideas of its central characters Alberta Einstein and Pablo Picasso, the production asks its viewers to contemplate the origins of genius and the impact of one’s legacy.
Students have been working for five weeks under the dramatic and technical direction of Tim DeRosa, a Shepaug 2001 graduate and former member of Shepaug Dramatics.
DeRosa has worked with Shepaug students in a variety of theatrical pursuits in recent years.
“I can’t wait for the audience to join us at the ‘Lapin Agile’ for an evening of art, science, comedy, and brie,” said the director about the intimate theatre production.
The staging will feature an array of vibrant period characters as well as a time-traveling visitor from the future.
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 860-717-2444.