The Kitchen - National Theatre Live
Arena Theater presents The Kitchen, the second event of the 4 part series "National Theater Live" on Thursday November 3, 2011 at 7 PM.
Wesker's extraordinary play premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has since been performed in over 30 countries. The Kitchen puts the workplace centre stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.
1950s London. In the kitchen of an enormous West End restaurant, the orders are piling up: a post-war feast of soup, fish, cutlets, omelettes and fruit flans.
Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe English, Irish, German, Jewish argue and flirt as they race to keep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook, seems to thrive on the pressure. In between preparing dishes, he manages to strike up an affair with married waitress Monique, the whole time dreaming of a better life. But in the all-consuming clamour of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of collapse.
'Superbly inventive... The acting ensemble is outstanding.' Daily Telegraph
'Fabulous, fast-moving direction... With wit and energy it keeps you gasping.' The Times
Tickets are $18, available online and at the door the night of the event. The Arena bar and snack stand will be open.
Arena Theater (View)
214 Main Street
Point Arena, CA 95468
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|Dog Friendly: No|
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