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Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Steve Martin's uproariously offbeat comedy Picasso at the Lapin Agile, which will take the Harriett stage Jan. 20, 2017 as the fourth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20.

Einstein and Picasso walk into a bar. Sounds like an opening of a classic joke ... But in the hands of comic genius-turned-playwright Steve Martin it becomes so much more - an exploration of creativity, physics, and one-night stands played out in hilarious and thoughtful fashion. Ostensibly set in 1904 Paris, in the moments before Einstein and Picasso's geniuses blossom, Picasso at the Lapin Agileshows their worlds colliding in the most commonplace of fashions ... and the 20thcentury is born.

"It's important to remember that the playwright of 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile' is Steve Martin, stand-up comic, actor, writer, banjo player and something of a genius in his own right," wrote The New York Times. "So when big questions are being addressed, you can be sure that a layer of silliness is always in place (and, subversively, a layer of seriousness beneath that)."

The cast of Picasso at the Lapin Agile features Mad Cow Theatre veterans Katie Ford (The Secret Garden), Sarah French (The Big Meal, You Can't Take It With You, Clybourne Park), Lily E. Garnett (the Science Play Festival's Arcadia), Glenn Gover* (The Secret Garden, The Explorers Club, The Pitmen Painters), Robert Johnston* (The History Boys, The Light in the Piazza), Tommy Keesling (Art, The History Boys, Table Manners), Sarah Lockard (1776, Major Barbara, Pericles), Andrew Romano (You Can't Take It With You), and Wesley Slade* (The Who's Tommy, Sunday in the Park With George). Joe Llorens* and Benjamin Smith are making their Mad Cow debut.

Director David Russell (You Can't Take It With You, The Explorers Club, Laughter on the 23rd Floor) returns to Mad Cow with Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Scenic design is William Elliott, lighting design is by Erin Miner, and costume design is by Aubrey Hess. Karl Lengel* is stage manager, and Lisa Buck is property master and scenic charge.

*Members of Actor's Equity Association
Previous work with Mad Cow in parentheses.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile runs Jan. 20-Feb. 19, 2017 in the Harriett at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church Street (second floor) in downtown Orlando. (Click here for directions.) Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays, with additional performances Saturday Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m. and Mondays Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Opening night is Friday Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. This performance will be followed by Mad Cow's traditional champagne reception in the lobby.

Preview performances are Jan. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Discount Monday performances are Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The Saturday matinee for Picasso at the Lapin Agile is Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Talkbacks take place after each Thursday and Sunday performance. Talkbacks are free to audience members, and the public may attend at no extra cost.

Regular tickets are $26-40. Preview tickets are $15. Monday tickets are $18-$25. Tickets are available online at or by calling the Mad Cow Theatre box office at 407-297-8788 ext. 1.

Other discounts for students and active military apply. More information is available online on our Savings Programs page.

All tickets are subject to a $2 facility fee.
Students receive a $7 discount with ID.
Active military receive a $10 discount with ID.
Seniors 65+ receive a $3 discount.
Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more.
Student groups of 10 or more are eligible for a 50% discount on full-price tickets.
Tickets may be purchased by calling Mad Cow Theatre's box office at 407-297-8788 ext. 1 by visiting

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Our theatre is located on the second floor at 54 West Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801

Our mailing address is P.O. Box 3109, Orlando, FL 32802.

Mad Cow Theatre is a 501(c)(3) arts organization funded by the State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs; United Arts of Central Florida; the Downtown Development Board; the Florida Theatrical Association; Orange County government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs program, and members of the Central Florida community just like you.

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