Daniel Gidron directs the comedy penned by Steve Martin that will run April 19-May 10, 2009. Scenic design for the production is by Christina Todesco.
Picasso concerns a chance encounter between Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a French café at the turn of the century. The men engage in a debate about the true nature of genius, when both attempt to pick up the same woman.
Picasso replaces the previously announced production of Chekhov's Three Sisters. The New Repertory Theatre is currently in search of a new artistic director. Rick Lombardo, producing artistic director for New Rep, will be leaving his post to become the artistic director of San Jose Rep following the conclusion of the 25th season at the Watertown, MA, theatre.
"I am thrilled that New Rep decided to revise its 2008-2009 season," Lombardo said in a statement. "While Steve Martin might not always be considered one of the greatest writers of his generation, which is the theme for our season, he is one of the greatest icons of his generation and is highly regarded for his acting, comedy, and intellectual appreciation of the arts. Additionally, Picasso at the Lapin Agile celebrates the greatest artists and thinkers of their generation. With the challenging political and economic environment we are facing, it is timely for us to focus on progressive thinkers and innovators."
Tickets are available by phoning (617) 923-8487, or by visiting NewRep. The New Repertory Theatre is located at 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA.