An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf
by Michael Hollinger
Directed by Karen Fleming
November 4 – 20, 2022
What to do when the owner and sole patron of the greatest restaurant in Paris returns from the bullfights in Madrid having decided to die of starvation while sitting at one of his own tables? This “comic tragedy in seven courses” is the story of the frantic staff and their attempts to keep “Monsieur” – and the restaurant on which their livelihoods depend – alive. With a pinch of the absurd and a dash of the existential, audiences will delight in this story that celebrates the joys of cooking, the search for life’s meaning, and the collected works of Ernest Hemingway.
Content Advisory: “An Empty Plate in the Café Du Grand Boeuf” includes mentions of sexual encounters, anatomy, death, suicide, and animal abuse.
Due to unforeseen but necessary repairs to the Woodmore Shopping Center and our facility, Silver Spring Stage is being forced to make a schedule change. “An Empty Plate at the Cafe du Grand Boeuf” will open on Friday, November 4–one week later than originally scheduled.
If you have tickets for the first weekend, you should have received an email from our box office regarding this change. The show will run three weeks rather than four and will include an additional Sunday matinee on November 20 at 2pm.
The construction will also affect the use of the lobby bathroom. And moreover, as long as the outside front sidewalk is closed, patrons will need to enter through our rear entrance and there will be no elevator access.
Please read ticket confirmation emails and pre-show emails carefully for any updates to the situation.
Produced by Jackie Williams
Victor – Brian Lyons-Burke
Claude – Alejandro Diaz-Ferguson
Mimi – Stephanie Yee
Gaston – Brendan Murray
Antoine – Fletcher Lowe
Miss Berger – Jenny Gleason