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Play With Your Food Lunchtime Theater Kicks Off Tuesday In Westport

Play With Your Food, a lunchtime theater series, is coming to Westport on Tuesday, March 4.
Play With Your Food, a lunchtime theater series, is coming to Westport on Tuesday, March 4. Video Credit: Courtesy YouTube's Inge Maki

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Play With Your Food, a lunchtime theater series, is coming to Westport.

The 90-minute shows are set to run on Tuesday, March 4, and continue on march 5 and 6 at Toquet Hall in Westport. Lunch will be provided by Nicholas Roberts.

Play With Your Food provides patrons with "a theater experience that includes a gourmet buffet lunch, a selection of one-act play readings and post-event discussions with professional actors and playwrights – all packed into a 90-minute program," representatives said.

Artistic Director Carole Schweid said the March shows would be filled with excitement and humor. Productions will include "Molly and James" by Sheila Walsh, "The Interview" by A.R. Gurney and "Baby Food" by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire.

“We get so excited when we find these short gems by such accomplished authors,” said Schweid. “Molly and James is about an imaginary meeting between the great Irish novelist James Joyce, and one of his most beloved characters, Molly Bloom. The Interview, about a father and son on their way home from a college interview, is written with heart and humor, and Baby Food will entertain the audience as an off-kilter couple searches for the perfect godparents.”

Cast members in March will include Katie Sparer (Stratford), Brian Carter (Westport), Marty Bongfeldt, (Danbury), Eileen Lawless (Norwalk), Donald Warfield (Fairfield) and Alan Zeller (Milford).

Carter previously starred in the original cast of Wit (Pulitzer Prize), off Broadway The Dybbuk, In the Shadow of the Glen, The Curate Shakespeare, Henry IV. TV: Pan Am and Law and Order. He has performed in play readings at the Westport Country Playhouse and most recently in Any Wednesday.

“Enhancements at FTC now include enjoying lunch either in the newly renovated art gallery or on the stage of the theater,” said PWYF Managing Director Inge Maki. "Eating lunch in these warm, cozy spaces has heightened the overall PWYF experience for our audiences."

Tickets for all Play With Your Food shows, including lunch, are $43. To purchase tickets, and see a complete schedule and locations, visit the Play With Your Food webpage or call the box office at 203-293-8831.

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