A ten-course tale of appetite, revolution and the birth of the restaurant, hosted by the delightfully deformed French foodie, Grimod.
3 Sticks is delighted to present LE GOURMAND or GLUTTONY! at the 14th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. This world premier production is our newest company-devised work in collaboration with playwright, Nick Ryan, composer, Andrew Lynch, and led by 3 Sticks' artistic director, Jason Bohon.
LE GOURMAND or GLUTTONY! depicts the life and times of Grimod de La Reyniere, the delightfully deformed foodie who published the first restaurant guide of Paris in the tumultuous late 18th century. The offspring of a union between a wealthy commoner and a destitute noble, this proto-Michelin was born with malformed appendages: his hands developed in the shape of a talon and a lobster pincer. Renowned for his insatiable appetite, unparalleled palette and impeccable table etiquette, Grimod became the unquestioned authority on taste among the nouveau riche emerging from the Terror of the French Revolution, even gaining the ear of a rising young general, Napoleon Bonaparte... but to what lengths will his desire for exotic flavors take him? A heavy comedy (or light tragedy) told in ten courses.
We have set a fundraising goal of $3000 for 3 Sticks! which provides the dough for our delicious team of 13 collaborators as well as our production costs (costumes, props, publicity). Two-thirds of our budget goes to paying our artists, in addition to the profit made from the production itself. So the more money we raise, the better we can pay our passionate, starving artists!
Our company includes the talents of Jason Bohon, Elliot Eustis, Jonas Goslow, Katie Hartman, Andrew Lynch, Katie Melby, Thomas Picasso, Robin Rothman and Nick Ryan.
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Jul 16, 2011 - Aug 30, 2011
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AMUSE-BOUCHE: An original song from the show, composed by Andrew Lynch and performed by the cast, in MP3 form to tantalize your earbuds.
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APERITIF: A "LE GOURMAND or GLUTTONY!" postcard, with original art by Nicole Handel, signed and sent to you by the cast and a big "Merci Beaucoup" on Facebook.
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A LA CARTE: A beautiful "LE GOURMAND or GLUTTONY!" 11"x17" poster, signed by the artist, Nicole Handel, as well as a postcard, signed by the cast and a big "Merci Beaucoup" on Facebook.
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A LA MODE: An original cast recording of "LE GOURMAND or GLUTTONY!" signed by the cast and composer, Andrew Lynch, a poster signed by the artist, Nicole Handel, and a big "Merci Beaucoup" on Facebook.
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TABLE D'HOTE: All of the above and 2 tickets to any NYC performance of "LE GOURMAND or GLUTTONY!" (to use or give away) and reserved in advance. Merci Beaucoup. To you and you and you.