The Englert Theatre is presenting the National Theatre Live series this fall. These high definition re-broadcasts of performances from the National Theatre in London are quite unique. The next broadcast is Arnold Wesker’s The Kitchen on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7pm. The Englert has offered students, faculty and staff of the Theatre Arts Department 12 free tickets. If you would like one of them, hurry to the office to sign up with Hillary. We’ll take the first 12 who promise to attend. More information about The Kitchen is on the Callboard (Wiki). If you don’t get a free ticket, we encourage you to buy one at the door. The first show a month ago was terrific.
Saturday, November 19 at 7pm
The Englert Theatre [event details]
Thrown together by their work, chefs, waitresses and porters from across Europe – English, Irish, German, Jewish – argue and flirt as they race to keep up. Peter, a high-spirited young cook, seems to thrive on the pressure. In between preparing dishes, he manages to strike up an affair with married waitress Monique, the whole time dreaming of a better life. But in the all-consuming clamour of the kitchen, nothing is far from the brink of collapse.
Arnold Wesker’s extraordinary play premiered at the Royal Court in 1959 and has since been performed in over 30 countries. The Kitchen puts the workplace centre stage in a blackly funny and furious examination of life lived at breakneck speed, when work threatens to define who we are.