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Dining with Ploetz

From 2 member  reviews
Members say: Slow, Fluffy, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

About the show

In this evening of three one-act dark comedies, a birthday party runs amok, the past becomes present, and the last supper receives a unique spin. More…

From the show:

GOLDFISH: A birthday party runs amok

Late in the evening of her 6th birthday party, Sabrina and her parents are in their large loft in the desolate rug district. They and Beth, a friend of Sabrina’s mother, are awaiting a couple Beth has invited. The couple arrives at 11:30 with a “poet” they met on the street. Now, as a goldfish presides, the evening begins.

MEMORY LIKE A PALE GREEN CLOCK: Is the past suddenly present?

A man surprises his wife with a special dinner at a fancy restaurant. There is a woman alone at another table who he remembers but can’t place. His distraction persists, becoming increasingly irritating to his wife. The other woman is absorbed in her own memories. While the evening unravels an ancient waiter serves as an enigmatic master of ceremonies.

BONE APPETITE: A unique spin on the last supper

A tale inspired by a true story. One character focuses on a special dinner, the other on how it will be served. What is at steak here, a simple meal or something of a more existential nature? Enlightenment–served as desert?

Member Reviews (2)


Slow, Fluffy, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting
Avg Score

Slow, Fluffy

See it if Some mild chuckles in 1st two vignettes (waiter/lady dining alone/etc).

Don't see it if Don't need 15 min intermission after a 35 min act to set up 2 tables. Many walkouts at intermission. Pacing way too slow.

Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like unique and quirky theater and actors playing different parts.. The evening features three clever one-acts.

Don't see it if you don't like off off theater.

September 13th, 2019
"They are, however, quite diverse in terms of style and tone. The first and last of them (both of which the playwright directed) hold the audience's attention fairly well. The middle piece, directed by Steven Hauck (who acts in the other two), is riveting."
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