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Greenwich, CT 06830

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Play With Your Food is back – serving up lunch, theater and talk!

The curtain rises on Play With Your Food’s 16th season of lunchtime theater in Westport, Fairfield and Greenwich with three riveting one-act plays read by professional actors, many of whom are currently featured on stage and screen. Doors open at 12 noon on January 9th, 10th and 11th at Toquet Hall in Westport (58 Post Rd. East), January 16th at Fairfield Theatre Company (70 Sanford Street) and January 24 and 25th at Greenwich Arts Council (299 Greenwich Avenue) for a delicious gourmet lunch catered by Rory’s Restaurant (Westport), The Pantry (Fairfield) and Meli Melo (Greenwich) followed by the playreadings and a discussion with the actors and director from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. January plays include Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Frank D. Gilroy’s Getting In (his autobiographical humorous and heartwarming tale of his rise from high school dropout to WWII G.I. all the way to the Ivy League), Scott Mullen’s humorous take on grown-ups finding their way back to The Sandbox; and Deborah Frockt’s Hard-Boiled, a timely look at politics in the workplace.

After 15 years of sell out crowds, JIB Co-Founder and Artistic Director Carole Schweid and her partners Producer Diana Muller and Managing Director Inge Maki feel like they have found the perfect recipe to keep audiences engaged. In selecting these plays to open the season, Schweid says “Our audiences want us to speak to the times we’re living in but we know they also need and want to laugh. The key is finding the right balance of plays that make audiences walk out the door thinking about lunch with their friends, the plays and wanting more.”

Included in the cast this month is an impressive host of homegrown talent - Westport natives Jon-Michael Miller and Max Samuels, both stars on the rise with high profile projects recently completed. Miller was just featured in the 2017 Indie film The Real Stephen Blatt, co-written and directed by actor Justin Long (who grew up in Fairfield, CT!). He also starred in the well-received 2016 Indie film Paradise, FL. Max Samuels is currently appearing in Amazon’s new hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and can be seen making his off Broadway debut in Urban Stages’ Angry Young Man. Also featured is Westport-based actress Wynter Kullman, whose television work includes Law and Order, C.S.I Miami and most recently, The Black List and the forthcoming Netflix movie Like Father starring Kristin Bell and Kelsey Grammar.

Play With Your Food is produced by JIB Productions of Westport, a not-for-profit arts organization committed to presenting high quality professional performing and visual arts programs primarily in southern Connecticut. JIB Productions is also the producer of SHORT CUTS, an annual film festival of award-winning and notable short films curated from the Tribeca Film Festival.

Tickets are $47 each or $180 for January – April season subscription ($45 per show). Some dates sold out. For remaining season dates and to purchase tickets, visit JIBProductions.org or call (203) 293-8729.

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