On the 6th, 7th, and 8th of June Leiden English Theatre (LET) presents Absurd History.
This evening will consists of two amazing plays for the price of one! Come and enjoy Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin and Chamber Music by Arthur Kopit.
The past will be rewritten!
Picasso at the Lapin Agile:
Comedian Steve Martin’s absurd comedy of historical fiction, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, has Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet in a bar in Paris in 1904, the year before Einstein’s theory of relativity and Picasso’s transition into cubism. The two celebrities of science and art spar for their fields, surrounded by a cast of supporting characters from the turn of the century and beyond. The anachronistic, self-referential, and self-aware nature of this short one-act enraptures audiences into thinking about the role both science and art play in our lives, the men (and women) who inspire genius, and the philosophies that shape our world over the modern centuries
Chamber Music is undeniably a feminist play. It is a critique of both sides: the condescending
patriarchy that labels a sane woman mad for being stronger and more interesting than socially
accepted, and the women who are too willing to harm and ridicule other women.
The year is 1938; the room is in the women’s wing of a lunatic asylum. And eight inmates, who
identify themselves as famous women from across the centuries, are holding a board meeting. The
business at hand is how to attack the men’s ward before they attack the women.
For the performance there are 3 types of tickets available:
Student ticket – € 10 (for students)
Normal ticket – € 12 (standard ticket)
VIP ticket– € 17 (with this ticket you will get front row seats, and a speech of the director before the show)
Picasso at the Lapin Agile & Chamber Music are presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.