Jean's Playhouse's community theatre group, the Playhouse Players’ next production is The Art of Dining, May 19-21, 2017, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 [...]
Jean’s Playhouse’s community theatre group, the Playhouse Players’ next production is The Art of Dining, May 19-21, 2017, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm.
Cal and Ellen are the owners and sole staff of a small, elegant gourmet restaurant. Cal’s main preoccupation is paying back the $75,000 it cost to start it up, and that means packing in the customers. Chef Ellen is preoccupied with the food’s quality and stopping Cal from sampling the ingredients. The diners act out their own private dramas over dinner and their conversations are exquisite burlesques of contemporary attitudes. There’s a sensual middle aged couple who go into paroxysms of ecstasy just reading the menu and then there’s three crass chic young career women. Finally, there’s Elizabeth, a maladroit, shy and neurotic writer who’s dining with her prospective publisher. Her actions and conversation are unintentionally hilarious and a delicious example of how not to act and what not to talk about while dining.
“A spicy compote of social satire, slapstick zaniness, sight gags and the funniest play I’ve seen in a long time.” -Village Voice
19 (Friday) 7:30 pm - 21 (Sunday) 2:00 pm
34 Papermill Drive, PO Box 1060, Lincoln, NH