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Steve Martin's Comedic Play at Overbrook Theater

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Steve Martin’s comedy “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” will be presented on Dec. 4-8 by Muskegon Community College’s Overbrook Players. 

Tickets, which are $10 for the public and $5 for all students, faculty and employees of MCC, are available at the MCC Overbrook Theater Box Office, 221 S. Quarterline Road. Call (231) 777-0324 for more information. The play is recommended for ages 12 and up. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 4-7, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8. 

The long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. 

In Martin’s first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune. He has the two geniuses, Einstein and Picasso, muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso’s agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, and dubious inventor Charles Dabernow Schmendimen introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark haired singer time warped in from a later era. 

This production features MCC students Dustin Day, Austin Howard, Michael Pollock, Thomas Grant, Madeleine Fox, Tyler Bergquist, Sydney Hansen, Tre Perry, Tayler Zuidema, Leanne Fessler, and Dakotah Salazar.                                                                                                                                                       

Melissa Macomber and Deanne Runions serve as student Assistant Director/Stage Managers. Sheila Kulp Wahamaki directs with designs by Tom Harryman, Susan Eyler, Clyde Sheets, and Brian Goodman.