Our Really Stupid Century

That's not as funny or as flat-out entertaining as much of what Martin chose to highlight. But it's much more provocative than the dressed-up sitcom that Picasso frequently becomes. But I suppose that's the difference between a talented writer who plays around with the stage, like Martin, and a writer of the stage who plays around with other mediums, such as Tom Stoppard.

Sure, this isn't Hollywood, but is it too late for a rewrite?

Picasso at the Lapin Agile at the Laguna Playhouse's Moulton Theatre, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, (949) 497-2787. Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 7 p.m. Through Dec. 5. No performance Turkey Day. $21-$40.

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