New York City
Eat The Chicken is a not-politically-correct, wicked sense of humor story. A fast-moving comedy in the style of a farce. It treats friendship, marriages–failed and successful, and relationships between a group of friends who come together for a birthday party at a summer cottage outside of Seattle.
Bree’s fiancé Andy, tries to keep up with Bree as she keeps the party going. Helen and Calvin arrive, bringing with them unspoken tensions. Bree convinces Helen to drink alcohol, portending doom. Calvin is a film producer looking for actors for his film. Rosie arrives, followed by her boyfriend Leo. Their relationship contrasts with the pairings of Andy and Bree and Helen and Calvin. When out-of-work actress Maggy arrives, bearing a handmade present for Bree, Helen’s unstable demeanor gets rocked. The action speeds up with dancing and the arrival of Bree’s neighbor, Nick. The women ban the men from the main room while they discuss work, jealousy and fidelity. The action of the play builds to accusations of cheating, a poisoning, and the appearance of a gun. Helen’s final speech reveals her deep anxieties and questionable sanity. This leads to a climactic and unexpected ending.