Theater Breaking Through Barriers presents the world premiere of Bass for Picasso, a new play by Kate Moira Ryan. Ike Schambelan directs.
In the play, amputee and food writer for the New York Times Francesca Danieli throws a dinner party for her friends recreating recipes (including the titular entree) from the Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. The guest list includes Pilar, her multilingual art detective lover, who has spent time in Guantanamo for visa problems; Bricka Matson, a lesbian widow with a small child and Republican in-laws who are trying to gain custody; Joe, an OB/GYN whose lover is a geographically challenged crystal meth addict; and Kev, a playwright who has recently fallen off the wagon and written a soon-to-open Off-Broadway play about all of them.
It's an insanely funny, irreverent 80-minute look at gay and lesbian life in the new millennium.