Season 2

PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE | HOLIDAY CABERNET | THE SELFISH GIANT

pICASSO AT THE LAPIN Agile

A Parisian cafe in 1904. Two men on the brink of greatness meet and argue over the topic which has obsessed philosophers for generations: which is more valuable to society — art or science?

Picasso at the Lapin Agile, by American humorist Steve Martin, imagines a meeting between Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter sets the art world afire with cubism. The absurdist comedy explores the struggles and similarities between science and art, but also between genius and fame, big ideas and mere notions and optimism of the new and skepticism of the familiar.

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G.E.T. HOLIDAY CABERNET

Don’t miss Ghostlight Ensemble’s first Holiday Cabernet! Enjoy holiday classics by favorite G.E.T. performers, emerging artists and surprise guests, hosted by cherished Chicago personalities ... who also happen to be drunk. Get into the holiday spirit and join us for a night of song, theatre, good cheer and revelry. G.E.T. yule holiday fun on!

 

THE SELFISH GIANT

At the edge of the village was a large lovely garden with soft green grass and beautiful flowers like stars. And every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the children would play in the garden. But the garden belonged to a giant who has been away for 12 years. Upon returning he is outraged to see the children enjoying themselves on his land and he builds a big wall to keep them out and puts up a notice that reads: “TRESPASSERS WILL BE PROSECUTED.” But without the children, the garden falls into perpetual winter and the Selfish Giant finds himself isolated and all alone.

Based on Oscar Wilde's short story of the same name, The Selfish Giant illustrates the perils of isolation and the negative consequences of selfishness, but it also teaches you that it is never too late for redemption and for love.