The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA) will be opening its 31st season of live theater on Friday, April 21, with its spring production, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by comedian Steve Martin.
Martin’s play, first produced in 1993, poses the hypothetical question: What if Pablo Picasso had met Albert Einstein…at the fabled Parisian cafe, Le Lapin Agile… at the dawn of the 20 century? 1904, to be precise. Picasso at the Lapin Agile provides a plethora of answers to that question, ranging from salacious to sagacious, comic to cosmic, and back again, in a fast-paced, intellectually stimulating farce.
The WCPA production is directed by McKenzie Huffman, and stars veteran members of the WCPA Players as well as newcomers. It runs the weekends of April 21-23 and 28-30. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for students and active military, and $5 for children 12 and under. (However, due to some slightly racy language and some even racier themes, Picasso is recommended for ages 14 and up.) Tickets are available in advance at Candy’s Coffee and Arterburn Fine Arts in Westcliffe, or on the WCPA website at https://jonestheater.com.
Wine and beer will be served at the Friday and Saturday shows (not on Sunday), and there will be an opening night reception following the performance.
– Press release by the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts