Remember “Picasso at Lapin Agile” – our 2nd Production? Well whether you do or don’t, we would like to let you know that we are re-visting the english comedy written by Steve Martin. We are holding open auditions for both male and female characters on the 20th May’2012. Please drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to register. We would love to know why you would like to be a part of the production.
Everybody who thought of coming for our play,
We staged our third production Picasso at the Lapin Agile @Alliance Francaise, Bangalore on 7th and 8th May 2010. We are humbled by the response and appreciation.
We had all the competitors lined up to steal our audience. Cricket match, Iron man 2 and ofcourse the Bangalore traffic and what not. But I guess sincere effort can be felt through all these problems . It was a pleasure to welcome you to our show, entertain you for 90 minutes and see you off. Your smiles and laughter made up for the 4 months of work we put in for this show.
We also want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patience. It was really hot with the malfunctioning AC. If there was any way to make the evening more comfortable for each of you, we would have done it. You were a great audience and smiling on your way out, it just motivates us to bring more on stage. Thank you!!! (For want of another word that could bring in all the happiness and gratitude we feel for you all)
We would love to hear from you and your feedback is the only way we can improve ourselves. So please mail us or call us and tell us what you felt.
“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.”
(From Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night)
The year is 1904. The place is a nondescript bar in Paris. The name of the bar is Lapin Agile (pronounced la-paan a-zheel, approximately).
The Lapin Agile plays host to many young artists of the day, among whom is a particularly interesting Spanish young man, whose first name, incidentally, is Pablo. (The world would know him, later, by his second name better, which, as it happens, is Picasso.)
So, one evening, in the October of 1904, in the Lapin Agile, another young man, supposedly a scientist, with slightly dishevelled hair (which would become increasingly dishevelled as the century progresses) finds himself in the same bar. He is waiting there, as it turns out, to meet a woman he has promised to meet at the Bar Rouge. His first name happens to be Albert, and many many more generations yet to come would refer, with admiration, to him by his second name: Einstein
What would’ve happened if a young Picasso and a young Einstein had accidentally met at a bar in Paris? Would they have admired each other? Would they have got into an argument about the relative merits of art and science? And if they did, which of the two would have won, art or science? Before either Picasso or Einstein was known for his path-breaking work in his own field, how would they have been perceived by their contemporary world? What set these and such minds apart from their more ordinary counterparts? And how would a time-travelling celebrity visitor from the future have affected the staggering environment already tipsy with a heady mix of art and science?
Come to Alliance Francaise de Bangalore to find for yourself. Treat yourself to an evening full of smiles and laughter; watch the heavyweights of the twentieth century art and science up-close and in their disarming and endearing charm; take a tiny peek into the essence of greatness!
- May 7th (Friday) – 8 pm
- May 8th (Saturday) – 4 pm
- May 8th (Saturday) – 7:30 pm
Ticket price: Rs.150/-
For tickets, call 98800 36611 or visit IndianStage. You can also pick up tickets from Landmark in Forum.