Boston’s Hub Theater will be serving slow food this summer

The Hub Theater Company of Boston will return to in-person performances this summer with the Boston premiere of Wendy MacLeod’s Slow Food, directed by Daniel Burke, from Saturday, July 16 through Saturday, July 30 at Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave. in Boston Back Bay. . Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Tickets for all shows are “Pay What You Can.” Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at each show for local charities. For tickets and more information, please visit www.hubtheatreboston.org

Erin and Peter struggle to save their anniversary dinner at the only restaurant open in town. However, when the bartender goes crazy and meddling with their meal and marriage, the evening really gets hotter! A hungry couple begins to question everything from their menu options to their future together. Will their food ever come? Will their waiter leave? Will they even make it to the next anniversary? Slow Food is a theater treat that explores what we truly crave and will satisfy the palate of even the most discerning diners and viewers.

Daniel Burke directs three of Boston’s funniest actors: Steve Auger (Dorchester, Elliott Norton Award winner and IRNE Award nominee), Jyoti Danier (Cambridge), and Victor Shuboff (Swampscott, Elliott Norton Award, IRNE Award winner) in this tender, comedy A buzz that delves into what really supports us.

Wendy MacLeod is the author of nearly thirty full-length, short and one-act plays produced in theaters throughout the United States and Europe. Her play The House of Yes was nominated for the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and became the award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey. Other plays include The Water Children (Special Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival, Playwrights Horizons), and Things Being What They Are (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Road Theatre, Los Angeles). Her play This Flight Tonight was included in Stand Up to the Party: Gay Marriage. MacLeod was the first playwright selected for The Writers’ Room at Philadelphia’s Arden Theater, writing “Women in Danger!” A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, James E. Michael’s resident playwright at Kenyon College and winner of The New Yorker Capion.

The Hub Theater Company of Boston was founded in 2012 to foster creativity among emerging theater artists in Boston. Hub is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional theater company committed to entertainment, captivating theater, social awareness, and emotional engagement in intimate environments. In order to grow a diverse audience and break down the barriers between audience and art, all tickets for all shows are paid-for.

Slow Food by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Daniel Burke, Presented by Hub Theater of Boston, Sat, Jul 16 – Sat Jul 30 at Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave. Back Bay, Boston. All tickets are paid.

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