The Clash of the Cooking Show Divas!
The Kitchen Witches
at The Ivoryton Playhouse
Aprons are tied and ladles are readied for battle as the Ivoryton Playhouse suits up for the clash of the cooking show divas – THE KITCHEN WITCHES by Caroline Smith. Winner of the 2005 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest, this hilarious comedy is just the recipe for a night of fun and merriment!
Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two rival cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food!
Dolly’s long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly’s dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel’s, it’s a losing battle, and the show becomes a rating smash as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!
Canadian playwright Caroline Smith has whipped up a hilarious tale that’s sure to please even the fussiest palate. Directed by Maggie Jennings, the show stars Beverley Taylor, Lisa Foss*, Carl Howell*, and Casey McKeon. The set design is by Dan Nischan, lighting design by Marcus Abbott, and costumes by LisaMarie Harry.
THE KITCHEN WITCHES opens in Ivoryton on October 31st and runs through November 18th. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm. There will be a matinee on Thursday, November 15 at 2:00pm as well. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors, $20 for students and $15 for children and are available by calling the Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org (Group rates are available by calling the box office for information.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.
Members of the press are welcome at any performance. Please call ahead for tickets.
*member of Actors Equity
Generously sponsored by Essex Meadows.
Picture by Anne Hudson
Pictured – from left Beverley Taylor, Carl Howell* and Kim Catano*