Steve Martin comedy coming to ARTworks

The next play in the ARTworks black box theater is announced, and yes, it’s written by THE wild and crazy guy, the JERK himself, super-funnyman Steve Martin.

“Picasso At The Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin, in the black box theater @ ARTworks, produced by the Palmetto Theater Xperiment and directed by J.W. Rone

This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In Martin’s first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso’ agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark haired singer time warped in from a later era.

May 31 – June 2 at 7:30pm; June 3 at 3pm; June 7 – 9 at 7:30pm; June 10 at 3pm, @ ARTworks in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street Beaufort. Tickets are $17, and $12 each for groups of 10 or more, 843-379-2787 and online at    Thursdays are “Pay What You Can” ($5 minimum.)