Cotuit Center for the Arts presents “Fully Committed” by Becky Mode, June 6 to 23, in the Black Box Theater. Performances are on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 4 PM. Ruthe Lew directs.
Ari Lew stars in this devastatingly funny one-act play that follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. The versatile Lew plays 40 wildly diverse callers, among them the harried, but even-tempered Sam, a chef who bullies him, a chipper assistant to Gwyneth Paltrow, an imposing socialite, and other New York types who stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation or the right table. Coercion, threats, bribes, and histrionics are just the beginning.
The New York Times called “Fully Committed” “immensely entertaining, a richly comic affirmation of everything I’ve ever heard, or suspected, about the bad behavior that good food can inspire.” Time Out NY wrote: “hilarious and touching, gallops along at a swift, almost frantic pace,” and the New York Post called it “a sparkling one-man tour de force…very funny and very believable.”
Tickets are $20, $15 for members. Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information, visit artsonthecape.org, or call 508-428-0669.
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“Fully Committed,” by Becky Mode
Black Box Theater, Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit
June 6 to 23. Thursday through Saturday, at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2 PM
$20, $15 for members