Theater brings some delicious comedy to the table
DORSET- Dorset Theatre Festival will begin performances of “Slow Food,” by Wendy MacLeod, on August 22.
The comedy will star Peri Gilpin (NBC’s “Frasier,” “Native Gardens”) in the role of Irene, and Dan Butler (NBC’s “Frasier,” Broadway’s “Travesties”) as her husband Peter. Greg Stuhr (Broadway’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) will play Stephen, the waiter.
Dorset’s production reunites Gilpin and Butler, both of whom appeared on the NBC sitcom “Frasier.” Gilpin played Roz Doyle, the producer of Frasier’s radio show, and Butler played Bob “Bulldog” Briscoe, the vexing host of the “Gonzo Sports Show.”
Jackson Gay returns to Dorset to direct, having directed 2018’s Pipeline presentation of “Invictus Mingus” by Frank Harts.
“Slow Food” centers around Irene and Peter, who just want to have a nice meal out on their big anniversary in Palm Springs. But their highly neurotic waiter, Stephen, will not bring them their food, and everything goes horribly, ridiculously wrong. This absurd server will have them examining everything from their menu choices to their future together.
Playwright Wendy Macleod previously wrote “The House of Yes,” the play that later became the Sundance Award-winning film of the same name. “Slow Food” runs August 22 to 31 at the Dorset Playhouse. Single tickets are on sale now. The box office may be reached by calling (802) 867-2223, ext. 101, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 6 pm, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to purchase subscriptions and tickets online visit www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.