Students at William Woods University are working to perfect their latest theatre production, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, to be performed in late February.
This absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian café in 1904, just before Einstein revealed his theory of relativity transforming physics and Picasso ignited the world with the love of cubism.
Written by Steve Martin, the play brings together two of the greatest masterminds in history to chat about previous discoveries and far-fetched things to come. The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and March 1 in Dulany Auditorium.
Student actors are Bryan Schmiderer of Pacific, Mo., as Freddy; Bethany Hall of Des Moines, Iowa, as Germaine; Chris Cunningham of Mclean, Va., as Einstein; Allie Ward of Hazelwood, Mo., as Suzanne; Chris Norton of Lonedell, Mo., as Sagot; Cody Olendorff of Pacific, Mo., as Picasso; Harrison Jones of Fulton, Mo., as Schmendiman; Kristin Bailey of Columbia, Mo., as the Countess; Amanda Herriman of Eldon, Mo., as the Female Admirer, and Taylor Davidson of Kansas City, Mo., as the Singer.
Community actor George Spratt of Fulton, Mo., plays Gaston.
The play will be guest directed by Melissa Alpers-Springer, adjunct professor at William Woods University. The scenic and lighting design is by guest artist Dan Springer, a theatre professional for more than 20 years.
For tickets and more information, call the box office at (573) 592-4267. Ticket prices are: adults, $10; children (ages 6-12), $7; WWU students, faculty and staff, $9, and senior citizens, $8.