Raging Skillet at TheaterWorks

{ Thursday, July 20th – Sunday, August 27th } Don’t miss Jacques Lamarre’s Raging Skillet, the first punk-rock, lesbian, Jewish catering show.

Feast your eyes. The Raging Skillet, “the first punk-rock, lesbian, Jewish catering show,” has its world premiere TheaterWorks in Hartford July 20th – August 27th. Hartford-based playwright Jacques Lamarre adapted his 12th full-length play from Chef Rossi’s The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi, a Memoir with Recipes. Directed by John Simpkins and starring Mary Testa and Orange is the New Black’s Barbara Rosenblat, the show follows Rossi as she rebels against her Orthodox Jewish mother, chauvinism in the kitchen, and the pressures of conformity to become New York’s #1 punk-rock caterer.

Expect music, cooking, and heartfelt comedy in The Raging Skillet, on which Lamarre collaborated closely with Chef Rossi to serve up just right. This isn’t Lamarre’s first foray into the world of cuisine-involved theater, though. His earlier work I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, opened to positive reviews at TheaterWorks in 2012 and toured successfully across the country.

Performances run July 20th- August 27th. Talkbacks will follow the show on four Tuesdays: August 1, 8, 15, and 22.

The Raging Skillet
TheaterWorks
City Arts on Pearl
233 Pearl Street
Hartford, Connecticut
Thursday, July 20th- Sunday, August 27th
Tickets available online
Photo courtesy of Chef Rossi
Nathan FrontieroRaging Skillet at TheaterWorks

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