Slow Food

by Wendy MacLeod

May 8 – June 5, 2022

Sunday, May 8: Pay-What-You-Will Preview
Wednesday, May 11: Final Preview
Thursday, May 12: Opening Night

Wednesday – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

Peter and Irene are empty nesters looking to celebrate their big anniversary with a nice night out, but Stephen, their server, has other ideas. SLOW FOOD is a hilarious comedy that asks what do we want from life when what we need is something (anything!!) to eat. 

“[SLOW FOOD] generates plenty of laughs from a conflict that most of us have experienced: the desperate fight to have dinner in peace.” —ArtsFuse.org

About The Playwright

Wendy MacLeod

WENDY MACLEOD’S play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey, and was produced by many theaters including The Magic Theater, Soho Rep, The Washington Shakespeare Company, The Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, and The Gate Theater in London. Her other works for the stage include Sin and Schoolgirl Figure, both of which premiered at The Goodman, Juvenilia and The Water Children, both of which premiered at Playwrights Horizons, and Things Being What They Are, which premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre, had an extended run at Steppenwolf in Chicago, and was produced by The Road Theatre in LA. She was the first writer selected for The Writer’s Room residency at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia, where she wrote Women in Jeopardy! which was selected for The Kilroys’ List and premiered at GEVA. The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky was commissioned by and produced at ACT’s Young Conservatory in San Francisco. Her prose has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Salon, POETRY magazine, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is the James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence at Kenyon College. Her plays are available through Dramatists Play Service and at Playscripts.com

Meet the cast

alan kopischke

alan kopischke


doug mancheski

doug mancheski


claire morkin

claire morkin


artistic team

Director: Jacob Janssen

Production Stage Manager: Dan Klarer

Set Design: Alyssa Mohn

Costume Design: Karin Kopischke

Lighting Design: Kyle Cunningham

Sound Design: Hannah Foerschler

our show sponsors

Major Sponsor: Tony & Judy Licata

Supporting Sponsor: Eileen Mayborne

Additional support provided by: Nicolet Bank