LCCT presents “Slow Food” live on stage
Two matinees on Dec. 2 and 3 at 2 p.m.
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From a desperate need for a beverage to the unexpected and intense commitment that comes along with ordering a meal, there are plenty of laughs in Lincoln Theater’s upcoming production of “Slow Food.” Presented by Lincoln County Community Theater (LCCT), the theater company in residence at Damariscotta’s historic Lincoln Theater, “Slow Food” will run for one weekend, opening Thursday, Nov. 30, and playing through Sunday Dec. 3. This fully-staged production will not only have audiences in stitches and with a better understanding of the word “hangry,” but will also have their hearts feeling a little more full as they head out the door. “Slow Food” is, in the words of the experts at Broadway World, “a tasty recipe for a great night at the theater.”
A heartwarming comedy set in a Greek Restaurant, “Slow Food” is “ a play about the world’s worst waiter,” according to playwright Wendy MacLeod, “and he’s probably been your waiter at some point.” The service in this eatery is terrible and the food is scarce, which means the laughs come easily and often. A comedy through and through, this production is like Sartre meeting Seinfeld in a Greek restaurant. The premise is simple. Irene and Peter, two vacationing empty-nesters played by Carole Florman (LCCT’s “Cinderella” and “Halfway There”) and Tom Handel (LCCT’s “Hair Frenzy” and “Women in Jeopardy”), arrive famished when they arrive at the Palm Springs restaurant after traveling from the East Coast and enduring the typical travel frustrations. But things don’t improve when their well-meaning waiter, played by LCCT newcomer Gregory J. Hawks (The Waldo’s “Homer Bound”) wants so much to shepherd them through the perfect dining experience that nothing — not even a breadbasket — can reach the table. How could anyone be expected to put up with this impossibly unbearable situation? And yet, for these two empty-nesters, perhaps the slow service is more of a gift than either of them realize… sometimes waiting can open a heart.
“Slow Food,” is Lincoln Theater’s second production from playwright Wendy MacLeod. In May of 2021, LCCT presented MacLeod’s comedy thriller “Women in Jeopardy,” to rave reviews - “The show was fantastic!! Couldn't stop laughing,” “Great professional cast,” and “Another great Lincoln theater experience!"
Don’t wait to get your tickets for “Slow Food,” on sale now at www.LincolnTheater.net. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door beginning 30 minutes to showtime. Tickets are $20 adult, $18 members, and $5 youth 18 and under. Show dates and times: at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2; with two matinees at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3.
Thu, 11/30/2023 - 7:30pm
Fri, 12/01/2023 - 7:30pm
Sat, 12/02/2023 - 7:30pm
2 Theater Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543United States