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Picasso at the Lapin Agile

By Naomi Alvarez

A poster promoting Picasso at the Lapin Agile

This spring in Forest City, Iowa Waldorf University students from the theatre department will be putting on a comedy.

This season’s student production is based on a play written by Steve Martin. It is being directed by Ryan Johnson. According to one of the two lead actors (Jonathan Quigley, who is playing the part of Albert Einstein), the play takes part in a bar between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein. “It’s a comedy—almost a ‘what if?’ show.” said Quigley. “The cast members go back and forth.”

“Its witty humor is carefully crafted; the more you pay attention the more you enjoy it,” said Anicka Teater, who plays three parts in the play: Suzanne, the Countess, and the female admirer. “My favorite part is the female admirer.”

Other cast members include Christopher Skipper as Pablo Picasso, Chloe Anderson as Germaine, Jaden Smith as the Visitor, Kyle Ennis as Schmendimen and Benjamin McElroy as Gaston.

Tickets are available for reservation before next week. For students who present their ID at the box office prices are $2. General admission tickets are $10. For more details call 641.585.8585. to contact the box office.

Opening night takes place on Wednesday Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and runs until Saturday Feb. 16 in the Smith Theatre.  

“It’s a fun show, because of the script,” says Teater.

This will be one of the first few plays that the Waldorf student production is producing on behalf of the Waldorf University Theatre Department in 2019. Following this production will be Mamma Mia, which shows in April.