Farcical Comedy Leiris/Picasso from Brimmer Street Theatre Company
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The last date listed for Leiris/Picasso was Saturday July 24, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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The year is 1944, segregation in the U.S. is prevalent and World War II is in full swing. At Port… More
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Clever writing, funny performances, and a wonderful space make this a thoroughly enjoyable night of theatre. The Brimmer Street Theatre Company is definitely a group to keep your eye on. David Jette's clever script re-imagines an actual meeting of French Resistance luminaries that took place in the home of Michel Leiris during the German occupation of France in 1944. They've gathered together to read Pablo Picasso's final work, a play entitled Desire Caught by the Tail. What ensues is a door slamming farce complete with prat falls, sexual indiscretions, a brunette bombshell and a giant swastika. Fine performances from all, but a standout one from Patrick Baker as Jean-Paul Sartre. He plays the part with such bombast I found myself laughing at almost every line.
If you're in the mood for a good time, I urge you to check out this show.
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This play is a totally madcap politically incorrect farce using an actual event as its springboard. It's like a 1930's screwball comedy onstage, with absolutely top notch performances from everyone. I wasn't bored or restless for a moment of the...continued
The Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced that in association with Bootleg Theater it will present the world premiere of Wednesday Night at the Home of Michel Leiris a Reading of the Play ‘Desire Caught by the Tail’ by the Painter Pablo Picasso.
Leiris/Picasso twists the true story of an underground meeting between Picasso and the French existentialists into a slamming-doors sex farce. Enduring hunger, the Nazis, and each other, the greatest thinkers of the 20th century risk their lives to find that the master has written a play so unwatchable that even they cannot stomach the pretension.
The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Patrick Baker, Michael Bulger, Jenny Byrd, Dan Gordon, Amy K. Harmon, Tyler Jenich, Fred Ochs, Melissa Powell and Joseph L. Roberts. Julanne Jacobs is the production stage manager, and Leiris/Picasso is being produced for Brimmer Street Theatre Company by Jenny Byrd, Ian Garrett, and Michael Bulger. Leiris/Picasso is part of BSTC’s 2010 season, which also includes Summer in Hell by Miles Brandman, scheduled to open November 6 at studio | stage in Hollywood.