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PICASSO’s a HIT (and we’ve got the reviews to prove it!) AFTER HOURS premieres Friday and UBU’s FROST/NIXON takes the stage on Tuesday. It’s a very busy October here at the Little Theatre!

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As if there was ever any doubt in my mind, Steve Martin’s PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE  is a hit! This well-acted and brilliantly directed (Suzy Newman) gem of a show has audiences not only rolling in the aisles but also thinking some very interesting thoughts about history, celebrity, art, science, men, women, sex… But don’t take my word for it, you can read the awesome New Times review right HERE and the Tribune has also weighed in on the subject of Picasso, history and hilarity HERE.

PICASSO runs for just two more weekends, so don’t miss your chance to see this great show, click HERE for your tickets today. And before you point it out, I’ll admit it: some performances are already very close to sold-out. But there’s no need to despair! Einstein and Picasso both proved that things are not always what they seem. Sometimes when we look sold-out we can still get you into the show. It doesn’t make sense, but it’s true. So, take a leap and come downtown and check it out this weekend. Sold-out or not, we’ll do our best to find you a seat! 
“Nothing says late-night like live comedy.” – New Times
Yep, it’s here. The Little Theatre’s AFTER HOURS @slotheatre series of shows will premiere on Friday night at 9:30 pm with WHY AM I TELLING YOU THIS? written by and featuring British-born humorist Maddy Sinclair. Maddy has been a regular performer at our late night NO SHAME THEATRE for the past couple of years and we’re thrilled that she’s chosen to premiere her one-woman show right here at the Little Theatre. 
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The hour long show is directed by Jill Turnbow, and make no mistake about it…it is NAUGHTY.   Yes, folks. This is late-night, not ready for prime-time, not for kids stuff. So if that’s NOT your cup of tea, I’d stay home if I were you. But if you like stand-up comedy and think you might enjoy grabbing a glass of wine or a beer at the bar before sliding into your seat to enjoy some uproarious tales of life, love, sex and more, I’ll see you here this weekend. Click HERE to get your tickets in advance (Just $20!) or come on down after dinner downtown at one of our fabulous downtown restaurants!
If you’re old enough to remember the days of Nixon and the Watergate scandal, or even if you’re not, this riveting and insightful play by Peter Morgan will have you glued to your seats from the very first word. Directed by David Norum and featuring an awesome cast (including our young Picasso and Einstein actors, Toby Tropper and Cameron Rose!) FROST/NIXON tells the true story of an interview that sealed a president’s legacy. The show runs for two nights only, Tuesday, October 21st and Wednesday, October 22nd at 7 pm. (There will be a talk-back with the cast and director after Tuesday evening’s performance.) 
Our Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Readings are very popular and often fill the house, so we definitely recommend advance reservations. Click HERE to get your seats today or subscribe to all 8 remaining UBU shows and guarantee your seats all season by clicking HERE. Either way, I’ll see you next week for FROST/NIXON!
And finally, what blog post would be complete without another audition notice! Ubu’s Other Shoe director Kelly Fidopiastis is looking for a cast for Christopher Durang’s absurdist comedy MISS WITHERSPOON and director Kevin Harris is hoping you will dust off your tap shoes and come on down to auditions for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. You can get all the details about auditions on our website HERE
Hope to see you this weekend for a double dose of comedy here at the Little Theatre!