June Wayne, Pablo Picasso, Catch Desire by the Tail

Pablo Picasso wrote the surrealist play Catch Desire by the Tail in 1941 in occupied Paris.
It was performed before a private audience of artists in 1944, with Albert Camus narrating, and Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dora Maar, Raymond Queneau, and others in the cast.

In 1984, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Ubu Repertory Theater, with the support of the Picasso Estate, François Gilot and Yves Saint Laurent, restaged the play, with live musical accompaniment. The cast featured artists June Wayne, David Hockney, Louise Bourgeois, Red Grooms, Beverly Pepper, Phillippine de Rothschild, Marisol, and Jack Youngerman.