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Let Me Cook For You

Members say: Resonant, Absorbing, Intelligent, Great staging, Thought-provoking
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Theaterlab’s Artistic Director Orietta Crispino presents her solo series examining a collage of inherited myths and apocryphal histories, melding the intoxicating act of storytelling with the ritual of preparing food.

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'Let Me Cook For You' is part of Theaterlab's Fall Season - 'Eat Your Heart Out,' which celebrates the ephemeral cycle of performance that echoes itself with each iteration, and feeds the audience something different each time. After all, you can't eat the same apple twice.

 

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"An exquisitely intimate dinner party play...It’s one of those truly unique New York theatrical moments that you want to witness...I found Crispino’s performance completely engaging...Rubin has crafted a perfect dish that is visually appealing and theatrically satisfying. The pace is tight, keeping the audience entranced and curious to know more...It’s an intelligent piece of theater made by three women who understand how to tell an intimate story that makes your feel part of the family." Full Review

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"Under the skillful direction of Barbara Rubin, this insatiable hunger for the truth, this desire for self knowledge, is mirrored in the constant activity of food preparation and cooking...More like a moving art piece, 'Let Me Cook For You,' simultaneously nudges the audience, with its rhythmic pacing of narration and direct audience address and participation, to question what stories we’ve been told that upon closer examination feel expired or inauthentic." Full Review

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Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great staging

See it if you like adventurous work, pieces that are at crossroads of performance art & theater, and/or have nostalgia for downtown NYC performance

Don't see it if you just want to see tidy, living room dramas.

Also The space is very intimate. Performed for about 12 audience members. E... Read more Read less