About This Show

An evening of plays, songs, film, and dance, Family Beef: Lovers Edition takes a peek at our inner tribal conflicts and the way we kiss and make up… or don’t.

The show features: Kortney Adams, Penny Benson, Daniel John, Jeff Gill, Marcello Jaramillo, Cheo Solder, Venessa Soto, and Vincent Ernest Siders in the following plays:

Youby Frank A. Shefton Dec. 11 and 12 only
What would any successful businesswoman do with her husband if she caught him wearing her you-won’t-believe-what and that’s not all?

The Pianist by Daniel John Dec. 13 only
A lullabye gone wrong goes on and on. Lily tells the truth.

The Invislble Husband by Patrick Gabridge Dec. 13 only
He’s perfect, but she can’t see him until he’s dead. Adapted from the Innuit.

Nielson Spike by Janine Carter
She’s adopted, she’s a lesbian, and her dad made a deposit before he fell into a coma. Don’t tell Jerry Springer. This is about family.

Wisdom by Cheo Solder
You have to be patient. She’s not ready yet.

Waitress by Daniel John
A tattoo of a dryad on her thigh leads to heartbreak and inter-galactic warfare.

Honey Baby by Cheo Solder
A woman is music saying I love you.

Helen by Daniel John
“When I was 93,” she said, “and he was 37. . .” Even angels can be astonished.

The Place We Met by Frank Shefton Dec. 11 and 12 only
When love burns too hot to the touch is the furniture safe?

There will be a talk-back every evening at the end of the performance.

“. . . the best new play festival to come along in ages.” “. . . strong, provocative theater.” “. . . hearty, heartwarming, heartbreaking, and delicious!”

–Beverly Creasy, Theater Mirror Reviewer, on the August 2006 Family Beef

“. . . Some years back, a popular TV commercial featured a diminutive, exceedingly distraught, but feisty older woman with a big foghorn of a voice. She angrily gestured at a fast food hamburger, so small in size, that the bun completely hid the meat patty. “Where’s the beef?” was her beef. “Where’s the beef?” . . . The “beef” returned this summer with an entertaining night of theater. . . As the strong applause indicated, it went down very well!” –Kay Bourne Art Report 8.22.06

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: December 11, 2006 Final Performance: December 13, 2006

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