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SOUVENIR opens on the Main Stage
Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover

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If "music is the food of love," then Florence Foster Jenkins is the surprise dessert. SOUVENIR, a Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Temperley, is an enormously funny and moving tribute to a woman who followed her dreams - no matter how misguided.

Stephen Temperley's delightful memoir of another time is told through the biting wit of Ms. Jenkins' talented accompanist Cosme McMoon. Sitting at the piano late one night, he remembers how his life was changed by an amazing friendship with an unlikely partner. From Gershwin to Mozart, it was the love of music that carried the two of them on a crazy, not-so-melodic ride.

Rachel Lampert's THE SOUP COMES LAST
Directed by Margarett Perry

Rachel Lampert in SOUP
THE SOUP COMES LAST is writer/performer Rachel Lampert's hilarious and heart warming memoir of her 1997 trip to China to stage a production of WEST SIDE STORY with an all Chinese speaking cast. Her one-woman play is filled with tales of cross-cultural missteps, lost translations, and life changing events all driven by the dictum "the show must go on!" Love, humor, backstage dramas and the universal desire to reach one's dream are the ingredients of Lampert's Soup.


Thursday July 3, 7:30
Friday July 4, 8:00
Saturday July 5, 8:00
Sunday July 6, 4:00
Wednesday July 9, 7:30
Thursday July 10, 7:30
Friday July 11, 8:00
Saturday July 12, 8:00
Sunday July 13, 4:00

08-09 Subscriptions Now Available!
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before single tickets go on sale August 1st!

Our 6-Play Main Stage Season will run from mid-August 2008 to mid-July 2009. We are thrilled to note that four of the plays will be receiving their first full stagings. There are two additional productions happening during the 2008-09 season. First is a limited two-week run of THE SOUP COMES LAST in July 2008 before our official season starts. The second is an encore performance of the popular musical TONY & THE SOPRANO, just in time for the Thanksgiving and December holiday season. Don't forget we are year-round with 170 performances on the Main Stage!

For more information about the season and a subscription form, follow the link below. We hope you'll join us again for more important conversations in our 18th Season.

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April 2008
Don't miss SCOOT, SIZZLE & SLIDE May 10th - 11th
It's the final weekend, with just three performances left!
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Rachel Lampert has gone back to her choreographer roots and teamed up with composer Sally Lamb to create an enchanting new dance play.  Twelve  dancers and four musicians take you on a journey through strange lands in this magical story without words. 

This is a beautifully realized, highly entertaining show for children and adults, for those who love dance and those who think they don't understand it. Once again, as we've seen in previous kids' shows at The Kitchen, here's theater at its most magical.
Barbara Adams, Ithaca Journal

A great way to spend Mother's Day!

Final performances May 10 & 11 on Saturday at 1PM & 3PM and Sunday at 1PM.

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March 2008 With Spring come exciting KTC events
We hope you will join us!
OLD TIMES opens on the Main Stage
Directed by Margarett Perry
Old Times Cast

Kate (Camilla Schade) and her husband, Deeley (Greg Bostwick), live in an isolated farmhouse by the sea. The mundane harmony of their lives is disturbed when Kate's old friend Anna (Leigh Keeley) comes to stay. A night of reminiscing between the married couple and the old friend becomes a struggle to discover the truth in memory, desire in love, and to whom the past belongs. A battle for possession begins in which past and present merge with shattering consequences. March 20 through April 13.

Brian Dykstra's THE JESUS FACTOR
Four performances only!
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He's back! Due to popular demand, and following his successful run at Barrow Street Theatre (NYC), Brian Dykstra returns to the Kitchen to do four more performances of
THE JESUS FACTOR, his impassioned indictment of the religious right, directed by long-time collaborator Margarett Perry.

Sunday March 30, 7:30 PM
Monday March 31, 7:30 PM
Sunday April 6, 7:30 PM
Monday April 7, 7:30 PM

Lenelle Moïse's EXPATRIATE
On Kitchen Counter Culture
Lenelle Moise

A new musical drama by Lenelle Moïse exploring race, friendship, addiction, art and infamy. Claudie and Alphine are African-American performing artists and long-time sister-friends. Disillusioned by grief, homophobia and "the black glass ceiling," the two flee to Europe to realize their starved American dreams. In Paris, they quickly rise to fame and fortune. But Claudie and Alphine soon discover that for some black artists living abroad, stardom comes at a price. Will their friendship survive the pressures of their newfound success?

Directed by Tamilla Woodard.
Starring Karla Mosley and Lenelle Moïse
April 18, 19 & 20
Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 4PM

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The Auction provides a great way to support the Kitchen Theatre Company while getting some really great stuff.
Steppin' Out of the Kitchen Monday, April 28th
Our 2008 benefit gala at Za Za's Cucina

An incredible dinner at your table with wine, salad, and choice of entrée and dessert and entertainment directed by Rachel Lampert featuring members of the cast of BED NO BREAKFAST and other Kitchen veteran performers. Songs, Comedy and Surprises!

Call Jody at 272-0403 or email for more information on this wonderful event.

SCOOT, SIZZLE & SLIDE April 26 - May 11
A collaboration of movement and music
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Rachel Lampert has gone back to her choreographer roots and teamed up with composer Sally Lamb to produce this wonderful piece. What do you get when you bring together a swingin' composer, a jumpin' choreographer, and a whirl of dancers? Something that's hard to put into words, but that certainly sizzles. This new movement piece will make you want to scoot, sizzle & slide along.

Composer Sally Lamb


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September 25, 2007 The Kitchen Theatre Company will kick off both the Family Fare and Kitchen Counter Culture series this weekend with laughter
Indian American Comedian Vijai Nathan
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On the Kitchen Counter Culture series, Indian American comedian Vijai Nathan tells how she mortified her traditional Indian parents by giving up a career in journalism, canceling her wedding, and becoming a stand-up comedian in Good Girls Don't, But Indian Girls Do.

Three performances only - September 28th & 29th at 8pm and September 30th at 4 .

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Award Winning Juggler and Acrobat Nicholas Flair
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On the Family Fare series for all ages, award winning juggler and acrobat Nicholas Flair combines comedy, acrobatics and world-class juggling in The Other Side, with three performances - Saturday, September 29th at 1 & 3pm, and Sunday, September 30 at 1pm.

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