The much-anticipated new studio theatre is set to open this month at Suze's Prescott Center for the Arts. As construction crews continue working on systems, seating and finishing touches, plans are already in place for soft openings and the building’s first shows.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile puts the artist with Albert Einstein in a Paris cafe in 1904. Famed comic and screenwriter Steve Martin says of his absurdist comedy, “Focusing on Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity and Picasso’s master painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the play attempts to explain, in a lighthearted way, the similarity of the creative processes involved in great leaps of imagination in art and science.” he show will run January 19-29.
At the end of January the new space will also host the Phoenix Theatre Company's touring production of The Truth About Winnie Ruth Judd by Cathy Dresback and Ben Tyler. Backstage and below-stage spaces are being set up for a range of classes and art support facilities.
There remains much to do at this writing, but Executive Director Robyn Allen and her staff are confident that the shows will go on, and they’re looking forward to sharing a great new venue with the community.
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