THE BIG MEAL
MAY 8 — JUNE 1, 2014
by Dan LeFranc
directed by Kirsten Brandt
scenic design by Nina Ball
costume design by Shannon Sigman
lighting design by Kurt Landisman
sound design by Jeff Mockus
In a quintessential American restaurant, two people meet, fall in love and begin the messy process of creating a life. From birth to that inevitable last course – and every corn dog, calamari and Cadillac Margarita in between – a potluck of characters’ lives fly by like short order fare as five generations experience joy, heartache, love and loss. Expect humor and heartache as this off Broadway hit serves up a veritable theatrical feast.
LeFranc is the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner.
"A life-in-overdrive comic drama... Dan LeFranc's snappy dialogue captures the tumultuous tenor of family gatherings."
— Charles Isherwood, New York Times
"Sharp and stunning...Touching and engrossing... You'll recognize something of yourself or your family members in these people."
— Associated Press
"...just the right blend of clear-eyed honesty and human sympathy"
— The Chicago Tribune