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The art of Dining

By Tina Howe

May 8 - 24, 2020

Box Office: 513.684.1236

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.​

Director: Laura Berkemeier

Producers: Kristen Vincenty

Stage Manager: Aimee Ward


Catherine Cook - Ellen

Ryan Bowron - Cal

Susan Smith - Hannah Galt

Terry Gosdin - Paul Galt

Haley Knuth - Elizabeth Borrow Colt

Candace Grissom - Herrick Simmons

Traci Taylor - Nessa Vox

Melanie Herrick - Tony Stassio

Brandon Dunphy - David Osslow