Deli Cats: A Delicious New Diner Comedy by David P. Johnson
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Written by Tony-winning Irish playwright Enda Walsh (Once), Penelope is a blackly comic re-imagining of the story of Odysseus' wife. In The Odyssey, Penelope, the faithful wife of Odysseus, patiently awaited the return of her husband as suitors sought to marry her behind his back. In Walsh's clever and eloquent riff, brought to life in Rogue Machine Theatre's magnificently decrepit production, the suitors are clad in Speedos and camping out in an empty swimming pool under a scorching sun. Locked in a do-or-die competition for Penelope's hand, they'll do anything to win the prize and cheat death. First grabbing audiences with Disco Pigs, Walsh has gone on to win numerous awards, including an Obie and four Edinburgh Fringe First Awards, and wrote the screenplay for the Michael Fassbender film Hunger, which won the Caméra d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. Learn More
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I went with my Mother, It was defenitly entertaining. I even saw a guy wanting to cry at a very sensitive part of the last scene. Lol I think the main girl is very strong in her acting as well as the Meek girl Character. The Latino guy was funny....continued
Meet Joanie: A waitress with wanderlust who has only managed one journey in her twenty-nine years. Sadly … it landed her in a dirty little diner with a tray in one hand – and her other hand busy with a flamboyantly and antagonistic bus boy. Or wait … does Joanie’s relentlessly biting commentary make her the antagonist?
Emily, an odd customer with some interesting habits, drops in to the scene and refuses to leave. A collusion of errors ensues which coaxes even more nasty out of Joanie … but can this unlikely pairing help the two on their struggle to find what they both need in order to move forward with their lives?
Meanwhile, two other gals in the deli build their own campfire of complaints, each struggling through significant problems of their own … and growing more resentful of their company as the entire room shamelessly eavesdrops until their opinions can no longer be contained – and are often blurted out across the tables. All of this is moderated by a charming sage-like bus boy, our waitress’ somewhat lovingly abused friend who delivers tremendous impact with his street-wise wisdom and comedic timing.
Combining touching moments with a unique perspective and snappy dialog, Deli Cats endeavors to entertain the audience with the type of candid discourse that can only come from women speaking to each other in the absence of men.