Lisa Peterson directs the production which began previews March 1 for a run through April 1 at the Connecticut theatre. Alfaro is playwright-in-residence at the company.
Billed as a "funny, fantastical, fast-paced story of food, love, and sisterly bonds," the new work focuses on the lives and loves of two sisters — one who can't get enough food, one who can't get enough sex.
Elisa Bocanegra and Yetta Gottesman star as the dissatisfied sisters, Minerva and Alice, respectively. Both Bocanegra (Love's Labour's Lost - Huntington Theatre Co.) and Gottesman (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot) make their Hartford Stage debuts in the work.
Also appearing as the men in their lives are Felix Solis (The Cook - Hartford Stage, Our Lady of 121st Street) and James Martinez (A Midsummer Night's Dream - Paper Mill Playhouse).
The design team for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner features Rachel Hauck (scenic), Christopher Akerlind (lighting), Christopher Acebo (costumes) and Paul James Pendergast (sound and original music). The production features "flying effects created especially for the production by ZFX Flying, Inc." Playwright Alfaro has also penned the plays No Holds Barrio, Straight as a Line, Electricidad, Downtown, Body of Faith, LadyBird and Black Butterfly.
Director Peterson has previously directed Sueño at Hartford Stage. Other recent credits include Mother Courage (La Jolla Playhouse), Candida (Huntington), Oedipus (Guthrie Theatre) and The Rainmaker (Arena Stage).
Hartford Stage next presents Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife (April 12-May 13) and Nightingale written by and starring Lynn Redgrave (May 24-Jun 24).
Tickets for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT, are available by calling (860) 527-5151. For more information visit www.hartfordstage.org.