Festivals & Events


At the recommendation of Manitoba Health, and with great regret, we're cancelling the remainder of our 19/20 season, including the Lawyers Play. We extend heartfelt thanks to our talented and harworking MBA cast members who had already put in countless hours of preparation.

If you've purchased tickets to Picasso at the Lapin Agile, you'll be contacted to make arrangements (if you haven't already).

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Manitoba Bar Association present


Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Michelle Boulet*
Choreographer Catherine Wreford*

May 6-9, 2020
Tom Hendry Warehouse
Royal MTC and the MBA are proud to present Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Cast entirely with MBA members, the Lawyers Play is one of Royal MTC’s largest fundraisers. Since its inception in 1990, this fundraiser has raised over $1,090,000 to ensure vibrant theatre remains accessible to all Manitobans.

This long-running Off Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904 just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with Cubism. Popular actor and screenwriter Steve Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects with infectious dizziness.

Picasso at the Lapin Agile is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
David Dick, Tashia Dreger, Reid Girard, Benji Greenberg, Danny Gunn, Jaime Rosin, Ashley Korsunsky, Jim McLandress, Neil Steen, Geoffrey Toews, Maria Versace

Buy tickets now!

May 6 & 7 - $75 / $50 Students
includes wine and partial tax receipt
Note: Students must present valid student ID at pick-up.
May 8 & 9 - $100
includes wine, post-show reception and partial tax receipt

Thank you so much to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor 

Silver Sponsor


Wine Sponser


Design Sponsor

Reception Sponsors

For info on event sponsorship & advertising, please contact:

Melissa Novecosky, Director of Development​
204 954 6410 | mnovecosky@royalmtc.ca

 *The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance • Opera • Theatre Policy.