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Qaddafi's Cook (FringeNYC)

Members say: Original, Great acting, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Clever
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3 reviews
Members
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12 reviews
 

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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Confusing, Disappointing

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