Steve Martin is probably as famous for his playwriting as he is for his banjo playing, but he's stellar at both and Picasso at the Lapin Aglie, his first full-length play, is fantastic. Essentially a treatise on art, science, commercialism and the nature of genius, the play sets up a world in which both Albert Einstein and Picasso meet at a bar before their first big moments (Einstein's special theory of relative, Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon). The humor is fresh and the ideas provocative. One of our favorite moments is actually in the stage direction, in which Einstein's name is supposed to be used pejoratively — for the first but certainly not last time. It reminds us of other words which have taken on a pejorative nature. Specifically, the term douche. The new 'Stang isn't particularly douchey for a muscle car, but that didn't stop Zacarious from making a douche-themed one himself.
Truly, the intersection of art and genius.