LASALLE — Stage 212 is cooking up big laughs with their winter 2019 production of “The Kitchen Witches,” the culinary-themed comedy by Caroline Smith.
“Mature” cable-access cooking show hostesses Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle have hated each other for years. When circumstances put them together on the same TV show, the insults are flung harder than the food. Dolly’s long-suffering TV-producer son tries to keep them on track, but it’s a losing battle, and the show becomes a ratings smash.
Featured in the cast are LuAnn Pyszka as Isobel Lomax, Kathy Hepner as Dolly Biddle, Adam Oldaker as Stephen Biddle and Reid Tomasson as Rob the Camera Guy.
The production staff includes director Angie McKenzie, producer Becky Christopherson, assistant directors Amy Pyszka and Dan McKenzie, stage manager Zoe Piano, sound operator Dylan Kilter, light operator Yvette Lucas, and stage crew Luiz Guzman, Lexy Kessel and Sydney Wright.
“The Kitchen Witches” will be presented Feb. 1, 2 and 3 and 7, 8, 9 (two performances) and 10 at Stage 212, 700 First St., LaSalle. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available to the general public for $15 each beginning Monday, Jan. 21, and may be purchased by visiting the box office on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, or by calling 815-224-3025 during the same hours. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting www.stage212.org.
“The Kitchen Witches” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.