UMKC Theatre presents “Eat This! KC Chews on the Politics of Food,” running March 1 – March 10 at the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, Studio 116. This play was written and directed by Stephanie Roberts.
Food. From mother’s milk to no-carb diets, there is little that is so essential, so political, so much on our minds than “our daily bread.” In this world premiere, the cast and creative team held interviews with local farmers, chefs, parents and many others to discuss issues that touch our palates and our plates. A unique theatrical event, “Eat This!” serves up issues as well as a meal – cooked onstage and shared with the audience.
Never has there been so much attention focused on the food industry. From celebrity chefs and reality food competitions to obesity, GMOs and “pink slime.” “Eat This!” strives to create dialogue and respond to our citizens’ plea to “show me.”
A Harvesters donation barrel will be available each night. Donate two items and receive a free coupon to attend a future UMKC Theatre show. For additional details, visit UMKC Theatre.