ALL YOU CAN EAT
All You Can Eat explores the American Dream and its current state through the thighs of the Rock Band. Gasping on the fumes of our puritanical constructs of what is clean and what is dirty and what on earth we are doing here, we are left to idolize the spit we catch from our rock and roll gods. Who better to indulge our senses, bash the rules, and satiate our primal hungers than our favorite arbiters of Id? Digging at once into themes of excess, hygiene and security, All You Can Eat grapples with the seething confusion and contradiction of values and entitlement that precariously coexist in contemporary American culture.
All You Can Eat is the exclusive pre-show/backstage pass to the reunion concert of one of our generations momentous groups. All You Can Eat broke up at the height of its popularity, throwing its original relevance into question. Can the band rekindle the fire and reclaim its brilliance? Voyeur-like, the audience gets to watch as the inevitable soap opera of yearning and struggle unfolds in the hour before the concert begins. Long-standing interpersonal conflicts, lingering resentments, brooding jealousies, power struggles, and pre-show anxieties make for an explosive blend. Can the band overcome its countless difficulties and successfully make a return to glory? Or not.
An original collaboration by writer/director Steve Morgan Haskell and the foolsFURY ensemble, ALL YOU CAN EAT is an exciting blend of foolsFURYs style of sheer kinetic energy and rigorous physical vocabulary (SF Bay Guardian) and Haskells trademark of subversive and innovative (LA Weekly) work that is combative, arty and uncompromising. (LA Times).
With Haskells direction and words, foolsFURY takes a decadent, furious, rush towards the stage to create the ultimate Behind the Music experience. Haskell has received rave reviews for collaborations with Los Angeles theatre of n.o.t.e. This is his first collaboration with foolsFURY.
ALL YOU CAN EAT runs at Traveling Jewish Theater from September 19 through October 11 (opening night September 19). Tickets are $15-30 (sliding scale) and $12 for students/seniors and TBA members. Thursdays and previews (September 17 and 18) are pay-what-you-can. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, with one Sunday night performance on October 5 at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006.
The cast of ALL YOU CAN EAT includes foolsFURY company members Deborah Eliezer, Michelle Haner, Csilla Horvath-Lewis, Brian Livingston, and Ryan ODonnell, as well as Bay Area favorite Nora El Samahy. ALL YOU CAN EAT (the comeback tour) also features costumes by foolsFURY company member Kaibrina Sky Buck, lighting by Heather Basarab, backdrops by renowned Washington, DC painter Matt Sesow, and live accompaniment composed for the show by guitarist Tracy Welsh.
470 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|