Photo Flash: First Look at Artists Rep's THE BIG MEAL
Set in a quintessential American restaurant, entire lives whiz by for a modern family whose stage and age are short-order fare. From birth to that inevitable last course - and every corndog, calamari and Cadillac margarita in between - a multi-generational potluck of characters live life's major and minor moments around the dinner table. BroadwayWorld has a first look below!
Portraying 26 characters and five generations in 80 minutes with eight actors is an ambitious undertaking for a playwright, a director and a cast. Written more like a score than a play, The Big Meal's unique format allows for a flow of overlapping dialogue and tangential conversations found at any family's dinner table. With quick time shifts over the course of the play, the essence of characters get passed to another actor in the next age.
Scenic Design by LA-based, award-winning designer Susan Gratch, Sound Design by Rodolfo Ortega, Resident Artist; Lighting Design by Brent J. Sullivan; Costume Design by Jessica Bobillot, Properties Design by Rusty Tennant. The Stage Manager is Michelle Jazuk, the Assistant Director is John Steinkamp and Stephanie Mulligan is the Production Manager.
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Photo Credit: Owen Carey
Vana O'Brien, Allen Nause
Scott Lowell, Vana O'Brien, Allen Nause