William Burke's THE FOOD WAS TERRIBLE Set for Bushwick Starr, 5/14-5/31

the food was terrible is a theatrical meditation about death, mourning, and what might be eating away at your stomach. More than a simple two-men-at-bar, this is an evolution into questioning. Can we all clink (glasses) and try to remember who took the dead daughter's (glasses)? Are bipolar people capable of fucking up bacon? Will someone get it together to paint the correct sunrise?

the food was terrible features: Noel Allain* and Evander Duck*

the food was terrible is written by William Burke and directed by Mary Beth Easley; set by Jason Simms; lights by Jeanette Yew; costumes by Ásta Bennie Hostetter; sound by Mark Bruckner; produced by John Del Gaudio

*Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

William Burke is a playwright and director living Bushwick. His plays have been seen at IRT, Little Theatre at Dixon Place, The Seattle Fringe and The Bushwick Starr. Recently: DAY?Night?fuck... Presented at the Staller Center/Stony Brook Univeristy and at JACK as part of the Target Margin Beyond the Pale Yiddish Theatre lab, FURRY at JACK, Prelude .12 and Little Theatre @ Dixon Place, EXPODITY!! as part of the Target Margin Last Futurist Labs and The Devil Wants his Hat Back as part of The Bushwhack Series at The Bushwick Starr and as part of the Black Swan Labs at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Other plays include: The Yurt, She has to be Outside, Keeners, This Might Catch Fire in a Tragic Way, Hemingburger and Fire Liberty. He was also the Football Choreographer and dramaturginator for Half Straddle's Football/In the Pony Palace. He is a curator for the Starr Reading Series and an artistic development associate. He is a Target Margin Associated Artist. He is pursuing his Masters in Playwriting at Brooklyn College under the guidance of Mac Wellman, Erin Courtney and Anne Washburn.

The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new work in theater, dance, and puppetry. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. The Bushwick Starr's mission is to help ambitious artists and ambitious audiences find each other. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. Our past seasons have included new work from cutting edge companies such as The Debate Society, the TEAM, Elevator Repair Service, Half Straddle, and Witness Relocation.

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