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If we are what we eat, what are we? What is America’s food culture, and where is it heading? And ultimately, how does food connect us? In ‘And If You Lose Your Way, or A Food Odyssey’, a retelling of the story of Penelope and Odysseus, taking us through their separation, time apart and reunion using food as the emotional bridge between them. The story begins in Ancient Greece and ends in 2014, and the events of The Odyssey become metaphors for changes in the food industry, exploring our relationship to what we eat.

As the play progresses, characters from the past and present intersect and as their food cultures collide, culminating in a feast shared by the actors and the audience. Ultimately, the event itself is an act of forging community connecting to our shared history, our relationships to one another, and to the earth itself.

Text by Lauren Feldman, Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh **, Created by the Ensemble, Music by Nick Choksi

Featuring Performers:  Maha Chehlaoui, Nick Choksi *, Damon Daunno *, Rachel Rusch *, Josh Sauerman, Terrell Donnell Sledge *, Leah Walsh *

Costume Designer: Brooke Cohen, Lighting Designer: Mike Inwood, Sound Designer: Will Pickens, Scenic Designer: Carolyn Mraz, Technical Director: Matt Vieira, Production Stage Manager: Lizzie Robinson *, ASM/Wardrobe Supervisor: Morgan Richardson, Associate Director: Jordana De La Cruz, Creative Producer: Lauren Rayner

* Appearing courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.
** Appearing courtesy of the Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers.

Presented by { LRP } in association with Mud/Bone Collective

A New Georges  Supported Production

Dates + Times

Friday, June 13, 7pm
Saturday, June 14, 7pm
Sunday, June 15, 2:30pm

Wednesday, June 18, 7pm
Thursday, June 19, 7pm
Friday, June 20, 7pm
Saturday, June 21, 7pm
Sunday, June 22, 2:30pm

Tuesday, June 24, 7pm
Wednesday, June 25, 7pm
Thursday, June 26, 7pm
Friday, June 27, 7pm
Saturday, June 28, 7pm

Seat + Snack = $18
Reserve online

Main Space
51 Bergen St

Earlier Event: June 10
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Later Event: July 11
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