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100 Lunches – A Gourmet Comedy
24 May, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Show: 100 Lunches – A Gourmet Comedy
Author: Jack Sharkey and Leo W. Sears
Venue: The Garrick Theatre
Theatre Company: The Garrick Theatre
Show Dates: May 24,25,26,31@8pm; May 27@2pm; June 1,2,6,7,8,9@8pm; June3@2pm
Director: Leslie Lee
This is a lovely little romantic comedy, set in a series of New York restaurants, and starts the morning after the opening night of the latest murder mystery by renowned playwright Charlton Reynolds. As usual, theatre reviewer Charity Starr gives Reynolds’ play a scathing review. This time, however, she also shows up at the author’s door, asking for help in writing a play of her own.
Reynolds agrees – but only if they can meet over a series of lunches for which Starr must foot the bill. The ploy is to soak her for a series of exorbitant tabs, enjoy New York’s finest meals and leave her with a stinker of a play based on his flawed guidance.
Starr, who’s secretly in love with Reynolds, ends up experiencing what it’s like to be reviewed herself after her play is produced.
Add a dedicated housekeeper, a wise-cracking son, an overly friendly neighbour and lunatic waiters and you have a recipe for a belly laugh.