Last night was the opening night of Available Light Theatre‘s new production The Food Play. We were honored to be part of the opening performance. Each show includes an interview with someone involved in local food. You may have missed our five minutes of fame, but you have plenty more opportunities to see the show – the play runs until June 11th in the North Market’s Dispatch Kitchen.Here is the line up of other interviewees.
June 3: Colleen Leonardi & Kit Yoon of Edible Columbus
June 4: Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
June 5: Jaime and Adam Welly of Wayward Seed Farm
June 9: Bear Braumoeller of Slow Food & Chef Kevin Caskey of Skillet
June 10: Warren Taylor of Snowville Creamery
June 11: Michael Jones of Local Matters
The Food Play is:
A healthy, organic, locally grown evening of spectacular performances in Available Light’s trademark style – described by American Theatre magazine as “songs and scenes, quips and quotations… a brilliantly eclectic anthology.”
The show is about food issues and our local food system and Available Light Theatre raises (and attempts to answer) questions like ‘what is good food?’ and ‘what does it mean to eat right?’ It’s funny and thought provoking and inspiring. The cast has done an amazing amount of research including a field trip to Joel Salatin’s Polyface Farms. The Food Play also includes delicious food from Local Matters and Jeni’s Ice Creams and it is interactive (you don’t have to get up on stage but you will have an opportunity to chat with other members of the audience and cast). If you want to find out more here’s a video and some FAQ. You can buy tickets here.
We have a pair of tickets to give away for the performance on Thursday June 9th featuring Slow Food Columbus chair Bear Braumoeller and Chef Kevin Caskey from Skillet. The show starts at 8pm. The deadline to enter is noon on Tuesday and the winner will be picked using a random number generator.
To enter please leave a comment with a ‘food rule’ that you follow (if you can’t think of one here are some ideas to get you started).