The 52nd season of the El Paso Playhouse continues with an all new show with the bizarre comedy play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by actor and comedian, Steve Martin.

Audience members are in on the impending shenanigans from the opening moments of the play when they are informed that the story will make several detours into the land of silliness. The fourth wall (the imaginary wall between the stage and audience) is broken and there are noticeable cracks in the time-space continuum.

The El Paso Playhouse's description of Picasso at the Lapin Agile:
It's the beginning of a new century, a time of relative innocence, and some degree of romanticism. It was a time of breaking boundaries in science and art. Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin wonders what if contemporaries Picasso and Einstein accidentally met while in their twenties. In his delightfully witty trademark style, Martin places Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein together in Au Lapin Agile, a Parisian bar. It’s 1904 and both men are in their early twenties and on the verge of their greatest achievements: For Einstein, it’s the publication of the Special Theory of Relativity just one year later, and, for Picasso, it’s the creation of his cubist masterpiece ‘Les Demoiselles D’Avignon’ three years later. What ensures is a lively and lengthy debate about the nature of genius and talent interspersed with entertaining banter with a host of colorful characters, including an amusing barfly (Gaston), a gullible yet lovable bartender (Freddy), a wise waitress (Germaine), and a few other surprise characters who flounce in and out of the Lapin Agile.

Tickets can be purchased online at, or by phone at 915-532-1317.

  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile
  • El Paso Playhouse
  • November 20 - December 12, 2015
  • General admission: $10.25
  • Seniors (62+): $8.25
  • Military/Students: $7.25