In this new play for Clubbed Thumb, seven public defenders are on a frenzied quest for the perfect lunch–whilst battling ACS, inequality, burn out, and a big ole serving of existential dread. More…
A play about our struggle for meaning, belonging, some semblance of order and the unexpected places we seek them.
See it if Public lawyers struggling w/daily life seek meaning through making lunch. Marvelously creative & charming with a message. Great characters.
Don't see it if You are not in tune with New York culture. The person next to me was from Puerto Rico. He couldn't follow the legal work & foodie humor
See it if Wildly innovative, Einspanier's neo-screwball comedy uses food as our last hope for meaningful societal cohesion Bizarre, poignant, funny
Don't see it if Ahmadinejad's staging devise of office chairs as balletic movement is edgy & hilarious Ensemble is superb w/Chukwu & McQuail leading the way
See it if you’d like to see a fresh way—beyond psychological realism—for a play to probe the psyches of 8 flawed, engaging, even charming characters.
Don't see it if for you a 60-minute play is too short to be worth a trip to the theater.
See it if creative originality is an important element in your theatre life. Minimal staging brings out the characters, their issues and interactions
Don't see it if an intense but short show displeases you. The performance runs about an hour.
See it if you want to hear some witty mouthfuls of office nihilism. An appetizer to the high speed hallucinations of Do You Feel Anger? and [Porto].
Don't see it if you're unimpressed by lists of fru fru meal ingredients (making up ~20% of the script). Creates a rhythm that's both quick and monotonous.
See it if Like short ensemble pieces that feature witty writing and sharp, funny acting. Get a kick out of office and food cultures!
Don't see it if Need linearity and a beginning, middle, and end.
See it if Delightful, short (hour long) play with perfect acting and snappy directing. Workplace lunch as the one part of life you can control.
Don't see it if Never 100% hits home -- often stays at a fun/quirky level without aiming for gold.
See it if you'll take your socio-policial thought-provoking shows in the guise of a comedy about office politics
Don't see it if you want something straightforward and basic, you're in for a quirky and fast-paced ride with this one
See it if you want a surprising, playful and fun exploration of the banality of the everyday, and the magic of food
Don't see it if you want an easy-to-follow, straightforward piece; you want to see big, complex sets or staging