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The Tower: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Ever wonder what would happen if Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso ran into each other at a bar? Well Steve Martin did and decided to write his 1993 hit, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. The Keegan Theatre will be hosting this highly entertaining work until the end of February. It is an incredible take on

Washington Life: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

The intimacy of the Keegan Theatre creates a feeling of being at a side table in the Lapin Agile, watching the crazy arguments of the two brilliant men about the significant role each will play in the coming 20th century. Read the full review here

Broadway World: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Keegan Theatre’s PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE by Steve Martin is a wonderfully absurdist comedy that considers the potential influence of science and art in the century to come. … Matthew J. Keenan’s Picasso is all sexual energy and confident bravado. Bradley Foster Smith’s Einstein is quieter and quirkier with a gentle wide-eyed wonder. …

Great Evenings Out: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Though we’d seen the play once before, we had forgotten how full-on funny the script is. It also gives you some interesting things to think about: Do individuals, or groups and movements, have more significant long-term impact? What were the major themes of the twentieth century? Is art more moving than science? A lot of laughs with something to talk about after make for a worthwhile play any night.

DC Metro Theater Arts: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Like the popular E.L. Doctorow novel, Ragtime, the Keegan Theatre’s whimsical and bouncy new production of Steve Martin’s play Picasso at the Lapin Agile is an intricate, quasi-historical journey as seen through the prism of historical figures (Einstein and Picasso in this instance — with a surprise contemporary guest from the future and numerous references to Matisse) at the dawning of a new age of creativity and vision.

DC Theatre Scene: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

One of the many pleasures of Picasso at the Lapine Agile, now playing at the charmingly cozy Keegan Theatre in Dupont Circle, is allowing us a glimpse into the earlier years of two true geniuses – Pablo Picasso (Matthew Keenan) and Albert Einstein (Bradley Foster Smith). Both men are depicted whittling away an evening in a sleepy Paris bar circa 1903, where they regale a Greek chorus of regulars with their outsized ambitions and grandiose plans for defining the contours of the 20th century.

The Washington Post: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

“Souped up with the occasional easygoing intellectual-history insight, the comedy washes around on a roomy barroom set, with giant stylized scraps of scrawled-on paper floating overhead, to evoke the throes of genius. … It’s fun to watch Smith’s Einstein, who looks like a silent-comedy star and often brims with glee over insights or jokes that

DC Theatre Scene: An Irish Carol

An Irish Carol is a tale of Christmas redemption that tastes not of sugar cookies and eggnog, but salted peanuts and shots of Jameson. The spirits here are of the earthbound, liquid variety instead of spectral tour guides from beyond but they prove to be ever as potent and revelatory for Dublin pub owner David.

Broadway World: An Irish Carol

This holiday season, Dublin, Ireland has its own “Scrooge” to reform on a windy Christmas Eve in the Keegan Theatre’s beloved holiday tradition, AN IRISH CAROL. Written by Matthew J Keenan and directed by Mark A. Rhea, AN IRISH CAROL is back on stage for its five year anniversary. Read the Full Review

DC Metro Theatre Arts: How to Catch a Leprechaun

This being a show meant for kids, I defer to a critical opinion I overheard right afterward, voiced by a child not yet 5: “That was really cool! Really funny too!” Coauthored by Mario Baldessari and Ethan Slater and directed by Jon Townson, How to Catch a Leprechaun weaves a bit o’ magic in forty

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