Part of FringeNYC: Based on true events. A young chef goes from running top after-hours Mexico City nightspots to running for his life from the bloodiest foodie in the world, Libyan Dictator Muammar Qaddafi; a chef’s-eye view of a regime’s methods and madness. More…
Categories: Drama, National. From Bons Tempos. Written by Lance Belville & Carlos Ambrosi. Directed by Lynn Lohr.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Eat like a dictator. Taste the ideas. The show is a unique theatre experience as food helps describe the methods and madness of the brutal Qaddafi dictatorship. The young Mexican chef did the cooking as though his life depended on it, as it did. Along the way, audience members savor dishes Qaddafi loved or rejected. The audience is enmeshed in a sensory experience, literally sensing ideas.
The show was developed in collaboration between veteran playwright, Lance Belville and chef Carlos Ambrosi.
See it if You are interested in Qaddafi, cooking, life of dictators. Shows that give serious subjects comedic overlays
Don't see it if If you're looking for something happy. If you really need a comfortable, cool theater
See it if You like food You are interested in politics You like a story based on a real anecdote Interested in what happen to Qaddafi's chef
Don't see it if You like action You like staging You like a big production Don't like narrative Don't like voice over Don't like to imagine things
See it if you don't mind a well-intentioned but poorly executed show where many lines are delivered in a hard-to-follow accent
Don't see it if you do mind a well-intentioned but poorly executed show where many lines are delivered in a hard-to-follow accent
See it if you want to see a good actor - Alvaro Flores- work his heart out to bring energy, character & skill to a role & really engage an audience
Don't see it if you have a short attention span. This could be really absorbing & interesting as a radio play but did not lend itself well to live theatre
See it if you have an interest in historical, topical drama, an interest in food, or both!
Don't see it if You like productions with a lot of production value. If you haven't eaten dinner yet.
See it if You enjoy good theatre with an original storyline, clever writing and talented actors
Don't see it if You don't want to be entertained, amused or challenged
See it if an original take on a dictator interests you; you appreciate fine performances by promising young actors; intelligent writing appeals to you
Don't see it if you expect something conventional; you're looking for sophisticated sets and props over substance; you expect a large cast of characters