Written by Michael Gene Sullivan World Premiere #45 Production sponsor: Erica Nietfeld
Directed by Gary Graves
Produced in: 2014
World Premiere #45
Production sponsor: Erica Nietfeld
A new comedy about the Morning Glory Baking Circle for Revolutionary Self Defense.
Autumn brings Recipe, a profoundly funny new work by Michael Gene Sullivan, resident playwright for the Tony award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe.
Central Works serves up the laughs in this delicious take on a circle of sweet old grandmotherly bakers, who just happen to be dedicated to the armed overthrow of the United States government. But baking pies and cakes isn’t enough to satisfy these four intrepid refugees from the 60’s (and 50’s, and 40’s), and their burning desire to “Up the Revolution!”
This production is made possible with the support of the City of Berkeley Arts Grants Program, Fleishhacker Foundation, RHE Foundation, W & F Hewlett Foundation, Wilder Green Fund and Zellerbach Family Fund.
Read the Radical Recipe Blog!
Diane: Velina Brown*
Ruth: Tamar Cohn
Lillian: Phoebe Moyer*
Helen: Lynne Soffer*
Janice: Jan Zvaifler
Stage manager: Vanessa Ramos
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen
Prop & Pastry Design: Debbie Shelley & Robin Valerie Low
“If this is your cup of tea (or slice of cobbler!), you’ll have a good time” – Charles Kruger, TheatreStorm
“Little Old Ladies Share a ‘Recipe’ for Revolution”- Sam Hurwitt, KQED Arts
“Recipe a witty comedy about revolutionary bakers” – Jean Schiffman, San Francisco Examiner
“The show is belly-laugh hysterical” – SF Theater Blog