Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin is “Brilliant”

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Recently Kevin Price, Editor at Large of USA Business Radio and Host of the Price of Business show (a media partner of this site) went with his wife to see Picasso at the Lapin Agile, by Steve Martin and directed by Sanford Robbins. It is at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas.

The Picasso at the Lapin Agile cast includes Alley Resident Company Members Elizabeth Bunch (The Great Society, Grounded) as Germain, Dylan Godwin (Ether Dome, Amadeus) as Albert Einstein, Shawn Hamilton (The Great Society, A Christmas Carol) as Freddy, Chris Hutchison (Dry Powder, As You Like It) as Charles Dabernow Schmendiman, Melissa Pritchett (Describe the Night, Born Yesterday) as Suzanne, Jay Sullivan (The Great Society, The 39 Steps) as Visitor, and Todd Waite (Describe the Night, The 39 Steps) as Sagot.

Kevin Price had the opportunity to visit with Dylan Godwin (Einstein) after the show.  Listen to that interview below:

Additionally, joining the company are visiting artists Torrey Hanson (Goodman Theatre’s Blind Date, House Theate’s Nutcracker) as Gaston and Joseph Castillo-Midyett (Rep Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet, as Pablo Picasso).

According to a statement, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile was the first play written by actor and comedian Steve Martin. Marting began his career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” (1967–1969), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. Martin is an accomplished, Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer who has won three Grammys for performing and composing. He has earned numerous honors including an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, the Mark Twain Prize, and the Kennedy Center Honor. He has appeared in films including The Jerk, All of Me, Little Shop of Horrors, Father of the Bride, The Pink Panther, and The Pink Panther 2. Martin collaborated with singer/songwriter Edie Brickell on the Tony nominated Broadway production Bright Star.”

Kevin Price said, “this play is brilliant.  My wife (Gigi Price) couldn’t stop talking about it.  She was so excited it was as though she forgot I was there too.  In fact, more than once I said, ‘I know honey, I was sitting next to you when you saw it.  It was like a comedy in a comedy after it was done!'”  He went on to say, “You cannot help but see a little bit of Steve Martin in every character.  In fact, you would not have to know it was written by Steve Martin before you went.  One would figure that within the first 15 minutes just by watching.”

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