Picasso at the Lapin Agile A fast-paced, clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit b


Picasso at the Lapin Agile

A fast-paced, clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit by legendary comedian
Steve Martin

Monday, November 1 and Wednesday, November 3

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sunday, November 7

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Auditions will be held at the Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas Street in Old East Village. Enter through the Box Office Door.
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DIRECTOR: Dale Hirlehey

PRODUCER: Anne Mooney

AUDITIONS: By Appointment only in 10 minute intervals. Email: dalehirlehey@gmail.com with preferred date and time for your audition slot and/or any questions. We are committed to providing opportunities for diverse voices and performers. Experienced artists and newcomers of all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

COVID: In keeping with current government Covid guidelines masks are to be worn, social distancing will be practiced and proof of full vaccination is required. Please bring with you or be able to show electronically, your vaccination certificate.

REQUIREMENTS: Prepare a short (2 minutes or less) monologue. You may be asked to cold read from the script as well.

PRODUCTION DATES: February 17-27, 2022; Main Stage at the Palace Theatre Arts Commons.

REHEARSALS: Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm) *starting on November 14, 2021. *Subject to change*.


This is a fast-paced, clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit by legendary comedian Steve Martin. Paris, 1904: The Lapin Agile, beloved watering hole to struggling artists and would be geniuses, welcomes two soon-to-be legends for one extraordinary night. Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, whose egos are as big as their intellects, spar with the regulars and each other about art, science, inspiration, love, and the promise of the 20th century. A brilliant and witty evening of theatre awaits.


Freddy – Male (30-50). Freddy is the owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile-He is gullible, but has occasional bouts of genius; an ordinary guy. 

Gaston – Male (an older man). A bit of a dirty old Frenchman with prostate problems (“I have to pee!”)-Gaston was a philanderer in his day, interested in drinking and sex.

Germaine – Female (25-45). Freddy’s girlfriend-A wise girl who knows her way around; somewhat bored with life.

Albert Einstein – Male (25).- Albert is an idealistic nerd and passionate about his work. He is enthusiastic, but not boastful or arrogant.

Suzanne – Female (18-25). A young ingénue type. Suzanne is somewhat naïve, although she doesn’t think so; may double as a female admirer.

Sagot – Male (age open, likely 30+). An art dealer, the character of Sagot is open to interpretation — but must bring energy to the role.

Picasso – Male (23)-He’s arrogant, pompous, and egotistical — but with a smattering of insecurities showing through. A lady’s man, with very little regard for the women he uses (then casts aside).

Charles Dabernow Schmendiman – Male (25-30). Charles is a crazy inventor — think “wild and crazy guy.” Schmendiman thinks all kinds of nutty stuff-Must have excellent comedic timing and be able to play way over the top.

The Countess – Female (25-30). She’s Einstein’s lady interest. The Countess is rich, but also a nerd and quirky; may double as a female admirer.

A female admirer – Female (25-30)-She’s a huge fan of Schmendiman; may double as the Countess or Suzanne.

A Visitor – Male (25). A young Elvis; must be able to impersonate Elvis physically, especially the hip move -This role does not sing. 

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