Asheville School’s drama department will present Picasso at the Lapin Agile on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at 7:15 pm in Graham Theater. The show runs about an hour and a half, and is free and open to the public with limited seating available.
“I've wanted to direct this play for a long time and felt the time was right,” said Asheville School Drama Director Peter Savage. “It is what I would consider a ‘smart’ play. While it does have some Steve Martin-esque type of silly humor, it is also a play that asks the audience to think about our world and the place of science and art in it.”
The play was written by Steve Martin in 1993, and features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso discussing the value of genius and talent, while on the brink of some phenomenal ideas. It’s set on October 8, 1904; before Einstein published the special theory of relativity in 1905, and prior to Picasso painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in 1907.
Savage said, “I've got lots of returning upperclassmen and my new drama members have fit right into the group. Michelle Buchanan (parent of Becca ‘14) is once again helping with the sets, and Mr. Cooper is assisting with just about everything. It's a great crew that will put on a fantastic play!”
Located in the mountains of North Carolina, Asheville School is a nationally acclaimed co-ed, college preparatory, boarding and day school, enrolling approximately 280 students from 20 states and 17 countries. Since Asheville School implemented a later start to the school day, recent graduates have been accepted to Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Caltech, UCLA, UNC-Chapel Hill, Davidson, NC State, University of Virginia, Emory, Duke, Wake Forest, and Yale among others.