Food For Though New Production Season
DESCRIPTION: FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, the Award-Winning Theatre Company, is returning to its former home at The Players in Gramercy Park for another exciting season this fall. The opening show on Wednesday, October 31st will feature excerpts from "THE ROUND TABLE" written by award-winning playwright Susan Charlotte and Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award winner Peter Stone, starring Penny Fuller and directed by Antony Marsellis. The play, which revolves around the lives of Dorothy Parker, George Kaufman, Robert Benchley, Robert Sherwood and Alexander Woollcott, is both entertaining and poignant, capturing the wit and the sadness of this very special time at the Algonquin Hotel. Another exciting addition to this program is Anne Kaufman, the daughter of George Kaufman. This unique program will be followed by a Q and A.
The season will run through December 20th and will include thirteen shows, each of which will begin at 2:00 pm, followed by a discussion with the cast.
On Friday, November 2nd six different endings of "A Streetcar Named Desire" written by Tennessee Williams will be presented. Williams experimented with many different endings for his masterpiece before he settled on the one that has become part of theatre history. Because of the unusual and special nature of this work, these endings have not been presented to the public. Only Food For Thought has had the privilege of offering this program on a few occasions, with Kathleen Turner in the role of Blanche. This is a program not to be missed.
On Tuesday, November 27th another Tennessee Williams gem will be presented-- "Talk To Me Like The Rain," starring Cory Michael Smith (Off-Broadway hit, "Cock" and "The Whale") and Tasha Lawrence ("The Good People" and "The Whale").
On Friday, December 14th audiences will have a chance to see "Toneclusters" by Nobel Prize finalist Joyce Carol Oates.
ANOTHER EXCITING ADDITION TO FOOD FOR THOUGHT'S PROGRAM -- For the first time one-act plays written by graduate students from NYU’s Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing will be presented alongside the works of such writers as David Mamet and Christopher Durang. In order to build on this relationship with NYU, Food For Thought will be presenting additional one-act plays by students in the spring of 2013.