Cast announced for TLT’s Picasso at The Lapin Agile

Published 10:26 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The fourth and final show of Tryon Little Theater’s (TLT) 2012-13 regular season will be Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a comedy for the mature audience written by entertainer and comedian Steve Martin.

The show will be directed by Richard Sharkey and will play at TLT’s “Workshop,” located at 516 S. Trade St. in Tryon, April 18-21 and 25-28.

The playwright takes us inside the Lapin Agile (the Nimble Rabbit) a café/bar in the Montmartre district of Paris in the autumn of 1904 where a young Pablo Picasso at age 23, and Albert Einstein at age 25, neither yet known to the world, are discussing the value of genius and talent relating to science and art and that relationship to society in the new century that lies ahead.

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The two main characters have this discussion, which was conceived in the creative comic mind of Steve Martin, while interacting with a host of other local characters.

Sharkey recently announced the cast, which follows in alphabetical order: Lou Buttino plays Gaston, the old Frenchman; Katie Cilluffo will play Suzanne a young lady; Elvin Clark is Freddy, the owner of the Lapin Agile; Joseph Clark is Albert Einstein; Lavin Cudehee plays the surprise visitor from the future; Tij D’oyen plays Pablo Picasso; Donna Everett plays Germaine, a waitress and Freddy’s girlfriend. Ed Harrelson plays Picasso’s art dealer or agent, Alexis Hughes will play the charter known as The Countess, Josh Moffitt plays Charles Sshmendian, an inventor who thinks he’s a genius but in reality knows very little, and Sara Seagle will play the character known as the female admirer.

– article submitted by John Calure