One of the plays in this year's Capital Fringe Festival plans to feature D.C. chefs as guest performers — and poke some fun at the national and local food scene in the process.
The Dish is based upon a fictional food-focused talk show. The play was created by Jenny Splitter, a return Fringe-show director who was inspired in part by the recent Paula Dean scandal (not to mention her own obsession with over-the-top Saveur food editor James Oseland).
"I wanted part of the show to be interactive," Splitter explains. The audience will get to ask questions of the "celebrity guests" and even pick the secret ingredient for a "Throwdown"-inspired food battle (so yes, there will be cooking on stage).
Splitter enlisted some local chefs, including pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac , Granville Moore's Teddy Folkman and food scene veteran Mykl Wu, along with some local food writers, including Bonnie Benwick and David Hagedorn, to help with the performance. The show is scheduled to run July 12, 20, 21, 25 and 27 at the at Gallery at the Goethe Institut.
· The Dish [Official Site]