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by Nicky Silver

The Norman Roberts Lab Theatre

November 17, 18, 19 21 at 7:30 PM

November 20 at 2:00 PM

About the Show

Even almost 20 years after its acclaimed first Off-Broadway run in 1995 at the Wooly Mammoth Theater, The Food Chain's sharp commentary on self-image, acceptance, and the desperation that follows from a lack of both rings true with present-day audiences. Silver's philosophy of mixing his message with a heavy dose of absurd character-based humor makes for a heavy-hitting comedy that sheds light on the darker side of our insecurities and coping mechanisms.


But don't take our word for it!


In The Food Chain, Nicky Silver's toxic, fractured tale of sex, loneliness and the importance of being thin, the pursuit of love is an even more convoluted process than usual. It's hard, after all, to forge a relationship when all you can really hear is the sound of your own voice. For the poisonously funny, image-obsessed Manhattanites in the play, all the world's a mirror. 


"It's no accident that much of this breathless comedy of neuroses [...] is made up of monologues, even though there are nearly always at least two people onstage." - New York Times


Amanda -- Amelia Illingworth

Serge - Danny Rowe

Otto -- Kareem Johnson

Ford -- Aidan King

Bea -- Trish Kane Steele

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