Food for Thought Productions is the primary company in New York dedicated to providing a venue for one-act plays. Its flagship series, Lunch Hour Theatre, launched in September 2000.
Lunch Hour Theatre began as the brainchild of playwright and Artistic Director, Susan Charlotte, to provide a home for the oft neglected one-act play, and to couple it with a light lunch. Patrons arrive at The Players before 1 p.m., enjoy a delicious buffet-style sandwich lunch, and then take in a one-act play by an award-winning writer read by New York's finest actors. The plays are presented simply, without the trappings of lights or sets - just the actors and the text. The audience is then privy to an intimate question and answer period with the actors, directors, and writers.
Additionally, an evening event, Cocktail Hour Theatre, replaces lunch with drinks and hors d'oeurves, while faithfully maintaining the rest of the afternoon "menu": the finest writing, acting and directing talent our City has to offer.
Lunch Hour Theatre is presented seasonally, two to three times a week. For a full schedule of events, visit Food for Thought's website.
All tickets include: buffet lunch, one-act play reading, and Q & A. Special Events include reception.