February 15, 2018 – Mask & Mirror Community Theatre opens their production of “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” on March 3, 2018 on “The Stage” at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard. The play runs Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm (Note time change from previous 2pm start) until closing on March 25. There are no Friday performances due to the homeless shelter run by Calvin on Friday nights. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students or military, and are available at www.MaskandMirror.com/box-
“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is a comedy written by Steve Martin: yes, that Steve Martin – stand-up comic, actor, banjo player and now playwright. In the midst of one-liners, puns and verbal pratfalls, the play explores the value of genius and talent while featuring the scene of Albert Einstein meeting Pablo Picasso at the Café Lapin Agile (French for Nimble Rabbit). According to Steve Martin, “the play attempts to explain, in a light-hearted way, the similarity of the creative process involved in great leaps of imagination in art and science.” The play takes place in the Montmartre section of Paris in 1904, and besides the main characters of Einstein and Picasso, the audience will enjoy a hilarious group of eccentric bystanders who visit the café.
Director Benjamin Philip has assembled a superb cast of ten experienced local actors for the show, including six first time performers for Mask & Mirror. The show is produced by Pat Romans, current President and Founder of Mask & Mirror, who likewise has gathered a large cadre of volunteer crew to support the backstage needs of this community theatre production.
Mask & Mirror Community Theatre is now in its 7th season of presenting high quality and affordable (no tickets are more than $15) live theatre to the citizens of Tigard and Tualatin – using all-volunteer actors, stage crew and administrators.
Participation and membership is open to all. We welcome experienced performers and theatre “wannabes” – we’ll train you!
Mask & Mirror Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit performing company. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.MaskAndMirror.com or contacting Gary Romans at Info@MaskandMirror.com.
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