James Beard play I LOVE TO EAT Continues Theatrical Outfit's Season of Beauty April 10 - May 5

James Beard play I LOVE TO EAT Continues Theatrical Outfit's Season of Beauty April 10 - May 5

Hearty Hilarious Tell-All

ATLANTA, GA - Theatrical Outfit, located at The Balzer Theater at Herren's on Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta, continues its 2018-2019 Season of Beauty with the Atlanta premiere of I Love to Eat, Pulitzer Prize finalist James Still’s revealing and irreverent peek into the life of celebrity chef James Beard. Set in the charismatic cook’s Manhattan kitchen in the middle of a sleepless night, the play flashes back to Beard’s appearances on the first live TV cooking program ever in 1946 and includes appetizers for seat holders who sit close. Hilarious and heartfelt, I Love to Eat, directed by Clifton Guterman, Theatrical Outfit’s Associate Artistic Director, stars Atlanta stage veteran William S. Murphey as the foodie icon and runs April 10 – May 5, 2019.

I LOVE TO EAT

by Pulitzer Prize finalist James Still
Directed by Associate Artistic Director Clifton Guterman
Starring William S. Murphey as James Beard
April 10-May 5, 2019

1984. Manhattan. “In the beginning there was Beard,” said Julia Child of the first TV chef whose charisma transformed him from aspiring actor to culinary expert. A flamboyant yet introverted gastronomist, James Beard was his own greatest promoter and harshest critic. He weathered shifts in foodie culture for half a century, and the award bearing his name today is craved by chefs worldwide. Drop into Beard’s Greenwich Village kitchen for bean-spilling anecdotes, on-air flashbacks, and a salty voyage around the world of love, life, and comfort food. Sit close and sample a taste!

CAST
William S. Murphey* – James Beard

CREATIVE TEAM
Clifton Guterman – Director
Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay – Scenic Designers
Rob Dillard – Lighting Designer
Jeff Cone – Costume Designer
Adam Howarth – Sound Designer
Nick Battaglia  – Properties Designer
Barbara Gantt O’Haley* – Production Stage Manager
Clifton Guterman – Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director
*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
 

PERFORMANCE DATES & TICKETS

Previews: April 10, 11 and 12, 2019 at 7:30pm
Opening night: April 13, 2019 at 7:30pm
Regular performances: April 14 - May 5, 2019
Added Wednesday evening performance: April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Added weekday matinee: April 18, 2019 at 11:00am

Pay What You Can Industry performance: April 29, 2019 at 7:30pm

Theatrical Outfit’s regular performances of I Love to Eat are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30PM. Tickets range from $18-$51 and may be purchased online at www.theatricaloutfit.org or by calling 678.528.1500. Group pricing is available. For info, email boxoffice@theatricaloutfit.orgTicket prices are subject to availability. Fees and taxes apply. Order early for best pricing. I Love to Eat runs ninety minutes with no intermission. 

Consider taking MARTA to Theatrical Outfit! The Peachtree Center station is only two blocks north on Peachtree Street – easily walkable.

PAGE TO STAGE TALKBACKS, sponsored by Macy’s
Fridays, April 19 and 26 post-show

Representatives from the cast, creative team, and staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production.

PUBLICITY AND PRODUCTION PHOTOS (when available) may be accessed and downloaded directly HERE.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Mile Post Wines, The Giving Kitchen, Steven Satterfield - James Beard Winner (Miller Union), James Beard Foundation.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta's Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. Additional support from: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB Radio, Georgia Council for the Arts, Turner Broadcasting, Publix Super Markets Charities, Macy’s, Kilpatrick Townsend, The Shubert Foundation, and the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta.

ABOUT OUR VENUEI Love to Eat plays at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s at 84 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Theatrical Outfit utilizes a Loop Listening System, making The Balzer Theater at Herren’s the first theater in the state of Georgia to incorporate this technology. Attendees with T-coil hearing aids may participate automatically, and others needing enhancement may obtain system-compatible headsets from our lobby Box Office.

ABOUT THEATRICAL OUTFIT: Atlanta’s second-oldest continuously-operating professional theatre company was founded in 1976 and has been led by Artistic Director Tom Key since fall 1995. Key led the company through the creation of its award-winning downtown home, the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, the first U.S. theater to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Balzer Theater is also the historical site of Herren’s, the first restaurant in Atlanta to voluntarily desegregate in 1962; its first African American patrons, Dr. Lee and Delores Shelton, remain Theatrical Outfit patrons. Key's programming of classics, regional and world premieres, and musicals tell soul-stirring stories, with themes that explore diversity, equality, ethnicity, race, and religion; and often feature the best writers of the American South, including Ernest Gaines, Lauren Gunderson, Horton Foote, Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor, Janece Shaffer, Sherry Shephard-Massat, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, and Tennessee Williams. After ten years of capital investment, T.O. is in new territory. Having retired its mortgage, the staff, trustees, and artists have launched a new 2018-2020 Strategic Plan designed to produce great art, diversify and grow our audience, increase revenue and reserves, develop artists who contribute to the dramatic canon, and maintain an effective organization.

OUR VISION: A compassionate, joyful, and just community.  
OUR MISSION: Produce world-class theatre that starts the conversations that matter.                             

www.TheatricalOutfit.org
info@theatricaloutfit.org
678.528.1500

Contact us
Tess Malis Kincaid Director of Communications and Development, Theatrical Outfit
AJ Stevenson Box Office Manager, Marketing Manager, Theatrical Outfit
Clifton Guterman Associate Artistic Director, Theatrical Outfit
Tess Malis Kincaid Director of Communications and Development, Theatrical Outfit
AJ Stevenson Box Office Manager, Marketing Manager, Theatrical Outfit
Clifton Guterman Associate Artistic Director, Theatrical Outfit
About Theatrical Outfit

THEATRICAL OUTFIT
Stories that stir the soul.



OUR VISION: A compassionate, joyful, and just community.
OUR MISSION: Produce world-class theatre that starts the conversations that matter.

ABOUT THEATRICAL OUTFIT: Atlanta’s second-oldest professional theatre company was founded in 1976 and has been led by Artistic Director Tom Key since fall 1995. Key led the company through the creation of its award-winning downtown home, the Balzer Theater at Herren’s, the first U.S. theater to achieve LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Balzer Theater is also the historical site of Herren’s, the first restaurant in Atlanta to voluntarily desegregate in 1962; its first African American patrons were Dr. Lee and Delores Shelton. Mrs. Shelton passed away in 2019, but Dr. Shelton remains a patron at Theatrical Outfit to this day. Key's programming of classics, regional and world premieres, and musicals tell soul-stirring stories, with themes that explore diversity, equality, ethnicity, race, and religion; and often feature the best writers of the American South, including Ernest Gaines, Lauren Gunderson, Horton Foote, Harper Lee, Flannery O’Connor, Janece Shaffer, Sherry Shephard-Massat, Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, and Tennessee Williams. After ten years of capital investment, T.O. is in new territory. Having retired its mortgage, the staff, trustees, and artists have launched a new 2018-2020 Strategic Plan designed to produce great art, diversify and grow our audience, increase revenue and reserves, develop artists who contribute to the dramatic canon, and maintain an effective organization. In September of 2018, Theatrical Outfit welcomed Gretchen E. Butler as Managing Director.

ABOUT OUR VENUE: Unless otherwise noted, Theatrical Outfit's productions are performed in The Balzer Theater at Herren’s at 84 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Theatrical Outfit utilizes a Loop Listening System, making The Balzer Theater at Herren’s the first theater in the state of Georgia to incorporate this technology. Attendees with T-coil hearing aids may participate automatically, and others needing enhancement may obtain system-compatible headsets from our lobby Box Office.


Theatrical Outfit
84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303