International City Theatre streams a virtual presentation of ‘Slow Food,’ a tender, uproarious comedy by Wendy MacLeod
A vacationing couple heads to a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs for their anniversary dinner — but will the marriage survive the service? Find out when International City Theatre streams Slow Food, a new comedy by Wendy McLeod. Slow Food will be available on demand every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 29 through May 16 (dark Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays). Purchase tickets at www.InternationalCityTheatre.org.
An ordinary, middle-aged couple hopes to celebrate 30 wonderful years of marriage with a special dinner. But when a wacky waiter insinuates his way into their meal, the couple is forced to examine their past — as well as their future together.
“The play was inspired by a real evening I spent with my family,” explained MacLeod in an interview. “Everybody was tired, and hungry, and it was Sunday night and we found one restaurant still open and we sat down to order our meal, and we encountered the most extraordinary waiter that I’ve ever met. And by that I mean bad. The worst waiter I have ever, ever had. And he seemed to kind of thrill to his power to control whether or not we got our food and drinks and when we got them and who got them first. It was just a fascinating character study.”
Slow Food stars Stu James, Perry Ojada and Meredith Thomas. Marya Mazor directs.
Playwright Wendy MacLeod is best known as the author of Women in Jeopardy! and as a writer for the TV cult sensation Popular. She has also earned acclaim and awards for the plays Schoolgirl Figure, The House of Yes, The Water Children and Juvenilia. The film version of The House of Yes, starring Parker Posey, won the Sundance Award and international acclaim. A professor at Kenyon College and Northwestern University, MacLeod regularly writes for The New York Times, Salon, McSweeney’s, The Washington Post and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Tickets to Slow Food are priced at $30 per household and are available for purchase at www.InternationalCityTheatre.org.
Presenter / Producer: International City Theatre
Theater > Theatrical Comedy
Event Phone: 562-436-4610
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Performance Dates: 4/29/2021 - 5/16/2021
Available on demand every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 29 through May 16 (dark Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays).
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