Culinary and Theatrical Show Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner Daring Desire to Play Chicago in 2014

By Carey Purcell
October 18, 2013

Celebrity chef Rick Bayless will star in a return engagement of the culinary and theatrical experience Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner – Daring – Desire.



The event, featuring theatre, dining, circus acts and a love story, will play Goodman Theatre's Owen Bruner Theatre July 30-Aug. 24, 2014.

"The unforgettable theatrical adventure is back for a limited engagement with new menu elements at a new venue," press notes state. "Cascabel is sensory dining unlike anything you've ever experienced: it's a sumptuous gourmet Mexican feast, world-class circus acts, exhilarating flamenco, hilarious comedy and a tantalizing love story starring celebrity chef Rick Bayless."

"We had such a great time during the first production of Cascabel, a show that brings together a passion for dining, theatrical storytelling and circus," Bayless said in a statement. "These complementary elements will continue to give audiences an experience like never before. I look forward to further collaboration with Lookingglass and Silverguy Entertainment as we share this thrilling experience — maybe even with a few new surprises."

Bayless, who won the title of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, stars in his public television series "Mexico  One Plate at a Time." His restaurants include Frontera Grill, The Topolobampo and LEED Gold-certified XOCO, as well as quick-service restaurants at O'Hare Airport, Macy's stores and Northwestern University. Bayless is the recipient of six James Beard Awards: Midwest Chef of the Year, National Chef of the Year, Humanitarian of the Year, Who's Who of American Food and Drink and two for his cookbooks.

Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner – Daring – Desire is presented by Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company, Frontera Grill and Silverguy Entertainment.

Tickets are available for 2013-14 Lookingglass subscribers beginning Oct. 29 and will be on sale to the general public Nov. 19.

More information can be found by visiting lookingglasstheatre.org/cascabel.