PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE
Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Gené Fouch
Winner of the 1996 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Off Broadway Play, this long-running 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 his first comedy for the stage, popular actor and screenwriter Steve Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century's achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Bystanders introduce additional flourishes of humor and 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.
March 2 through March 5 at 7:30 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall
$7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, military, and the McDaniel College community.
The show, which contains some mature language and themes, is suitable for ages 12 and over.
THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES
Written by Moliere; Translation by Maya Slater
Directed by Richard Sautter
“The School for Wives,” written by Moliere in 1662, combines incisive observations about love, lust, and marriage with a wealth of physical comedy. The play details the trials and tribulations of Arnolphe, who believes he has constructed a shrewdly perfect plan to win a much younger woman to be his bride. Can the pompous bachelor’s plans survive rival suitors, incompetent servants, and the sharp wit of his intended bride? This beloved comedy, considered by critics to be one of Moliere’s finest achievements, promises to have everyone laughing out loud!
April 13 through April 16 at 7:30 p.m. WMC Alumni Hall $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, military, and the McDaniel College community.