Farnsworth Art Museum and Everyman Repertory Theatre will co-present a dramatic reading of Steve Martin’s comedy “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” as part of the ongoing series Artists on Stage: Everyman Rep at the Farnsworth. The one-time production will be presented Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. in the downtown museum’s auditorium. THE SHOW IS SOLD OUT

Actor, author, screenwriter and comedian Martin’s absurdist comedy “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” 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. Martin plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects, as well as other fanciful topics, with infectious dizziness.

The reading is directed by Suzanne Ramczyk, recently retired from her 32-year position as Professor of Theatre Arts at Bridgewater State University, specializing in performance and directing, and professional work in the Boston-Providence area. She has directed or performed in most every style and genre of theater; and has written or devised several theater for social justice pieces including for RAW (Restorative Art Works) in Belfast. Her directing work has received high honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the New England Theatre Conference.

The Everyman cast features David Greenham, Jennifer Hodgson, Paul Hodgson, Robin Jones, Nicole Provonsil, Brian Ross, Scott Anthony Smith and David Troup. Snow date for the performance is Sunday, Feb. 10, also at 2 p.m. This will be the final reading in this year’s Artists on Stage with Everyman Rep series. Tickets are $15, and $12 for Farnsworth members. For more information or to register, visit farnsworthmuseum.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.