A new play by Victor L. Cahn is now at the Theatre Row’s Lion Theatre. “A Dish for the Gods” opened on September 16 and will run through October 5, 2013. This run is the world premiere for the show and the seventh New York production in just under ten years for playwright Cahn.
"A Dish for the Gods" cast includes Margot White and Kevin Cristaldi who both give fabulous performances in this story of recollection. White plays celebrated writer Julia Richards who introduces the audience to Greg, the dynamic college teacher who helped her discover the value of her own path in this world, while he somewhat lost his in the process. As each character continues their life’s journey, they come to find who and what they were meant to be. The play focuses on the price Julia has paid for her success as well as the challenges she faced and overcame. A surprising twist occurs at the end that causes Julia to probe into what led her to the point she is at in her life and where it might go next. Although the audience only hears Julia’s side of the story, the material is so well written and well acted that we have a sense we have heard Greg’s side as well.
The running time for “A Dish for the Gods” is listed as 90 minutes without an intermission but it is closer to a 75 minutes show. It’s an excellent selection to attend before having a meal as it will provide a thought provoking base of discussion for dinner or brunch companions. The ticket price of $19.25 makes it a reasonable show to view as well.
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For more information about “A Dish for the Gods” contact Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. To reach the theatre by telephone, call, 212-239-6200. To get tickets online, check with www.Telecharge.com or visit the show’s website, at http://www.theatrerow.org/thelion.htm.