By Meghan Brown
Directed by Kristen Osborn
With government leaders getting poisoned left and right, the Tasters have an important job — eating delicious, gourmet meals and then waiting to see if they die. When one rebellious taster goes on hunger strike, the reverberation of her choice threatens to disrupt the order of their world and change the course of history. Equal parts Hunger Games, The Handmaid’s Tale and Food Network, Meghan Brown’s darkly funny, sharp new play explores the nuances of political resistance, self-interest and individual action taken to create hope in the face of hopelessness. It begs the question: when forced to choose between our ideas, personal safety and the wellbeing of humanity at large – what do we do? A play for the foodie and revolutionary in all of us.
Contains mature content, imagery and themes, including allusions to and theatrical depictions of gun violence, sexual violence, psychologial and physical abuse and mature language. Suitable for ages 17+.
Runtime is 100 minutes with no intermission.
November 3 at 7:30 p.m. (PREVIEW - This event is closed to the public)
November 4-6, 10-12 at 7:30 p.m.
November 6-7, 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Reviews and Inside Look
- Meet the Cast: The Tasters - Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog
- An Interview with the Playwright Behind The Tasters - Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog