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Wofford Theatre Workshop opens season Thursday

November 5, 2003

SPARTANBURG, SC – The Wofford Theatre Workshop continues its first production of the season, Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile.” Performances will be at 8 p.m. nightly Nov. 12-15 in the Tony White Theatre in the Campus Life Building.

Tickets are $8 general admission for adults, $4 for children; Wofford and Converse students admitted free with college ID.

“Picasso at the Lapin Agile” is a raucous and provocative comedy of ideas that concerns one night at the famous Parisian cabaret, the Lapin Agile, when Pablo Picasso meets Albert Einstein. Accompanied by an unlikely chorus of barstool luminaries, the two geniuses discuss the confluence of art and science, physics and painting, the mechanics of inspiration, and how to successfully pick up women.

“In addition to the hilarious and recognizably Steve-Martinesque comedy, the play encourages audiences to be awake to the unique and infinite serendipitous possibilities of each moment,” says theatre director Mark Ferguson, a Wofford College graduate who returned to campus this fall as a member of the faculty.

The play runs 90 minutes and can be termed “PG-13” because of mild language and adult situations, Ferguson says.

To make reservations, call 597-4080.