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Qaddafi's Cook (FringeNYC)

Members say: Original, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clever
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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.

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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.

 

Reviews (15)

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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