Audition Notice: Picasso at the Lapin Agile

By Steve Martin
Produced by Special Arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Directed by Deidre Parmenter
Produced by Roger Krevenas
Assistant Directed by Penny Krevenas 
Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; March 16th through March 18th, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008

Performance Dates: 
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
May 9th through May 31st, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening
Audition Requirements: 

Please be prepared to read from the script. Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Producers and agreed to by the Director before casting can be confirmed. Sides will be provided at the Conejo Players website on the Picasso at the Lapin Agile audition notice page by Feb 15, 2014. No appointment necessary. Open Call Auditions. There is NO PAY.

Plot Summary: 

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday; March 16th through March 18th, 2013 at 7:00 PM

For More Information: 

Email your questions to the producer Roger Krevenas at or call 805.509.4927.  

Character Breakdown: 

Freddy -- Male (25-35). Freddy is the owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile-He is gullible, but has occasional bouts of genius; an ordinary guy. 

Gaston -- Male (an older man). A bit of a dirty old Frenchman with prostate problems (“I have to pee!”)-Gaston was a philanderer in his day, interested in drinking and sex.

Germaine -- Female (25-30). Freddy’s girlfriend-A wise girl who knows her way around; somewhat bored with life.

Albert Einstein -- Male (25). [Age may be open to someone who reads older; he is 25, but according to the script looks much older].- Albert is an idealistic nerd and passionate about his work. He is enthusiastic, but not boastful or arrogant.

Suzanne -- Female (18-25). A young ingénue type. Suzanne is somewhat naïve, although she doesn’t think so; may double as a female admirer.

Sagot -- Male (age open, likely over 30). An art dealer, the character of Sagot is open to interpretation -- but must bring energy to the role.

Picasso -- Male (23)-He’s arrogant, pompous, and egotistical -- but with a smattering of insecurities showing through. A lady’s man, with very little regard for the women he uses (then casts aside).

Charles Dabernow Schmendiman -- Male (25-30). Charles is a crazy inventor -- think “wild and crazy guy.” Schmendiman thinks all kinds of nutty stuff-Must have excellent comedic timing and be able to play way over the top.

The Countess -- Female (25-30). She’s Einstein’s lady interest. The Countess is rich, but also a nerd and quirky; may double as a female admirer.

A female admirer -- Female (25-30)-She’s a huge fan of Schmendiman; may double as the Countess or Suzanne.

A Visitor -- Male (25). A young Elvis; must be able to impersonate Elvis physically, especially the hip move-This role does not sing.

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