The Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith
Directed by Jeffrey Bigger
When Cable Access 4 cancels the stale shows of reigning cooking queens Isobel “Busy Izzy” Lomax and Dolly “Babcha” Biddle, their seething 30-year-old rivalry simultaneously makes their dreams and nightmares come true. They’ve landed a new timeslot. Together. And if they want to stay in the kitchen, they are going to have to learn how to work together as The Kitchen Witches. Caroline Smith’s rowdy play goes for big laughs and critics noted "It is better than a Jerry Springer/Martha Stewart cage match. This production will knock your socks off."
The Kitchen Witches features Betty Mitchell as the indomitable Dolly and Pat Bell as the formidable Izzy. Director Jeffrey Bigger loved their stage chemistry during auditions, but quickly discovered the pair had never shared the stage despite working in Atlanta for years. “It seemed like a good idea to put these two together on the same stage for the first time and watch the magic unfold,” Bigger said. “The relationship between these two characters and depth of their connection is what I find most intriguing about this show.”
Bigger says he was drawn in by the lead characters, explaining, “I have directed many shows that are all female casts and have consistently been drawn to plays with strong women characters. Something very special happens when you get women on stage together. They let their guard down and open up to their environment and create something very special for the audience and each other.”
|The Kitchen Witches by Caroline Smith runs May 6-21, 2016 Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM, and Sundays at 3PM. Out of Box Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional theatre located just outside the perimeter in the Artisan Resource Center at 585 Cobb Parkway S, Marietta, GA 30060. Tickets are $17-$25 and can be purchased online at www.outofboxtheatre.com or by calling the box office at 678-653-4605.
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