The Woodbridge Town Library announces a partnership with Long Wharf Theatre in conjunction with the upcoming play Picasso and the Lapin Agile, written by Steve Martin and directed by Gordon Edelstein. The play will run from November 26 through December 21, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Mainstage Theatre at Long Wharf. The library will hold three events around the play that will allow patrons to become acquainted with it, discuss it, and even see it live.
What happens when Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar? Intellectual fireworks, verbal gymnastics, amorous intentions, and the arrival of a mysterious man in blue suede shoes. On an October evening in 1904, Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso end up at the same small bar in Paris ˗ the Lapin Agile. The two young geniuses, joined by an eccentric cast of characters, spar over art and science, their respective libidos, where inspiration comes from, and the promise and dreams of the 20th century.
On Thursday, November 13 at 7pm the library will host a Talk Back with Director Gordon Edelstein in the Library Meeting Room. Edelstein will discuss the play and allow for audience questions.
Subsequently, on Wednesday, December 3 at 7pm, Dr. Mark Schenker, Senior Associate Dean of Yale College, will host a discussion on the play. Copies of the play will be available for check out at the library Circulation Desk.
These events will culminate Thursday, December 11, when library patrons can participate in “Woodbridge Night” at Long Wharf and receive a 25% discount off ticket prices and a special reception before the show. Please call Marketing Coordinator Deena Nicol at 203-772-8242 and reference “Woodbridge Night” to purchase your discounted tickets. Long Wharf Theatre is located at 222 Sargent Drive in New Haven, CT.
Join the library and community at these special events and experience the play from the pages of a book to live on the stage.