News Release

SAC Presents Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” Comedy

​Four performances open March 27

(Santa Ana, CA)—Santa Ana College’s (SAC) Fine and Performing Arts Division presents its spring production Picasso at the Lapin Agile  by American actor, comedian and SAC alum Steve Martin opening Friday, March 27. The romantic comedy, set in a Paris bar in 1904, answers the age-old question: what would happen if you walked into a bar and met Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile will have four performances beginning Friday, March 27 at Phillips Hall Theatre, 1530 W. 17th St. in Santa Ana. Remaining performances are scheduled for Saturday, March 28; Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4 with all at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $15, and $12 for staff, seniors and non-RSCCD students; SAC and Santiago Canyon College students pay $9.99, while children age five to 14 pay $5.

Set in 1904, the story uncovers a young Albert Einstein and young Pablo Picasso who turn up at the same bar, Le Lapin Agile in Paris. On the verge of changing the world, both men wittingly debate the value of genius and talent. During the course of their discussion, the audience is introduced to a host of other characters, including an extremely familiar visitor from the future.

SAC adjunct theatre instructor Jay Wallace directs Picasso at the Lapin Agile. “Picasso at the Lapin Agile illuminates the human spirit,” describes Wallace. “The characters present themselves as quirky, sentimental and occasionally brilliant constantly striving for connections to ideas, success and others.”

Student cast members, all Santa Ana residents, include:

Name                              Role

Dimitri Tzoytzoyrakos     Picasso

Andrew Broome             Einstein

Dominique Collins          Freddy

Tim Cable                      Gaston

Jackie Castro                Germaine (certain performance nights)

Ana Reyes                    Germaine (certain performance nights)

Anthony Gaeta              Sagot

Laura Garcia                 Suzanne

Hannah McMullen         Countess

Daisy Tornel                  Countess

Tyler Sypherd                Schmendiman

Matthew Fernandez       Schmendiman

Joey Barone                  The Visitor

Jannet Mondragon        Female admirer ensemble

Carmen Torres              Female admirer ensemble

Jackie Aguilar                Female admirer ensemble

Lesley Martinez             Female admirer ensemble

Jose Mendoza              Male ensemble

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.sac.edu/theatre/events  or call (714) 564-5600.

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which is turning 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit www.sac.edu to learn more. For information about Santa Ana College’s Centennial, please visit www.sac.edu/100.

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