Eastbound Theatre ready to present ‘Picasso’

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Performers gather on stage in preparation for “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” which runs Feb. 1 to 17 at the Eastbound Theatre. Pictured are Jared Topalian of Milford, John Thaddeus Liszewski of Milford, John Bachelder of Woodbridge, Diana McCarthy-Bercury of New Haven, and Tim Topalian of Milford. Second Row: Anna Klein of New Haven, Mat Young of Norwalk, and Amanda Gann of New Haven. First Row: Jeremy Funke of New Haven. Far Right: Steve Benko of Fairfield.

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Fine Arts Council, presents the second show of its 19th season, the comedy Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by playwright and comedian Steve Martin, and directed by Michael Mele.

The show runs from Feb. 1 through 17. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 general admission, $15 for seniors and students. Please note: this play contains adult language and comic discussions of sexuality. Purchase tickets online at milfordarts.org or call 203-878-6647.

Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar…

On this fantastical night in 1904, before the theory of relativity and before the celebrated painter set the art world afire, the two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics. An odd collection of bystanders, including the staff of the Lapin Agile, the bartender’s mistress, and Picasso’s agent (who can only sell works by Matisse) provide additional flourishes of humor. The two men wait for a third point in the triangle that will move them all forward, but their patience goes unrewarded until an American icon travels through time to provide the inspiration they seek.

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