NORTH CREEK - Our Town Theater Group will present Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile March 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and March 22 at 2 p.m. at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students, although the cast warns some of the content may not be appropriate for younger audiences and parental discretion is advised
Picasso at the Lapin Agile was written by Steve Martin in 1993. It 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 Oct. 8, 1904, and 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 comedic play is directed by Colleen Doyle of North Creek.
"This is my second time directing for OTTG and it has been a wonderful experience," Doyle said. "The challenges of directing in a small community can sometimes be daunting, but I am finding that the cast and crew of Picasso are unbelievably talented and are stepping up to the plate and really hitting it out of the park. It has been a pleasure working with everyone involved."
The lead roles of Einstein and Picasso are played by Eric D. Potter and Dan Studnicky, both of North Creek. The rest of the cast includes Freddy played by John Gable from Lake George, Andy Studdiford of Indian Lake has the role of Gaston, Germain is played by Filomena Capalbi of Thurman, Suzanne portrayed by Nina Dougherty from Wevertown, Jim Kries of Indian Lake has the role of Sagot and the role of Schmendiman is played by Michael Emelianoff from Minerva. Angela Frasier, from Indian Lake and Brian O'Connor from Minerva are also cast members.
The stage manager is Mary Benton Frasier, from Indian Lake, and the set, lights, sound and technical direction are all accomplished by Eric D. Potter, from North Creek.
This event is made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program, a state agency, and Warren County, administered by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.
Our Town Theater Group is a community theater organization and has been sponsoring events and staging major productions since 1997. For more information call Doyle at 251-9856, Judy Gorss the production manger at 810-8722 or visit the theater group's website www.ottg.org.