World Premiere Dinner With Demons Served at Second Stage as Show Opens, Dec. 16

News   World Premiere Dinner With Demons Served at Second Stage as Show Opens, Dec. 16 Second Stage Theatre tempts audiences with a savory stageshow as the world premiere of Dinner With Demons, by Jonathan Reynolds, opens Dec. 16.
Dinner With Demons star Reynolds and his tasty treats.
Dinner With Demons star Reynolds and his tasty treats. Photo by Joan Marcus.

The work, penned and performed by the New York Times Magazine food writer Reynolds, began Nov. 25 for a run through Jan. 18, 2004, at the midtown Manhattan locale. Peter Askin directs.

In the 90-minute evening, the author cooks up anecdotes as well as an entire holiday feast — including "an unheard-of flavor of sorbet, an exotic braised cardoon, and a spicy, deep-fried turkey," a release said. During the course of Dinner, Reynolds will explore the role of food at the family table and the connection between food and seduction, while talking of his parents, his jet-setting uncle and his famous movie star cousin.

(Note: The stage crew will eat well as the delectable dinner is not allowed to be served to audience members due to health code restrictions.)

Familiar with the solo genre, Askin has directed the current Off-Broadway work, Trumbo, and John Leguizamo's Sexaholix...a love story for Broadway. Other credits include Mambo Mouth andSpic-O Rama for Leguizamo as well as Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Reynolds' other plays include Yanks 3 Detroit 0 Top of the 7th, Rubbers, Geniuses and Stonewall Jackson's House. He also currently writes a bi weekly food column for The New York Times Magazine.

The design team for Dinner with Demons features Heidi Ettinger (scenic), Kevin Adams (lighting) and John Gromada (sound). The production will also feature cookware, bakeware and kitchen accessories from All-Clad Metalcrafters.

For tickets to Dinner With Demons at Second Stage, 307 West 43rd Street (off 8th Avenue), call (212) 246-4422 or (800) 766-6048. For more information, visit www.secondstagetheatre.com.

Reynolds on the set of <i>Dinner With Demons</i>.
Reynolds on the set of Dinner With Demons. Photo by Joan Marcus.