The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College announces its first foray into theatre for children. As a bonus production in its seventh season, the theater company presents Barry Kornhauser’s zany, commedia dell’arte inspired confection — “Recipe for Disaster.”
In the kitchen of a culinary school, an eager young apprentice readies for the biggest day of his life. A world famous celebrity chef has arrived to help him pass his cooking school test and become the chef his old grandfather hoped he would be. But when the bumbling head of the school invites two chefs instead of one, a battle of egos ensues that threatens our hero’s dreams. With the help of Julia the dove, the young apprentice struggles to pass his test despite the interference of the crazy cooks.
“Recipe for Disaster” opens on Friday, Dec. 6, and will continue through Sunday, Dec. 15. with showtimes at 10 a.m. at 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for students/youth/seniors.
The production is directed by David Harris with director of physical comedy Jamie Van Camp, technical director Ian Wallace, scenic designer Jordan Koeperich, costume designer Nancy Pipkin, lighting designer Brett Barkhe, music composer and performer Scott McConaha, puppet creator Shaun Carroll and properties designers Matti McKenzie and Ben Schilling. The featured cast includes: Ashlee Barber, Sterling Knight, Matti McKenzie, Nick Nicodemas, and Ben Schilling
Performances take place in The Drama Lab at the Harris Center on the campus of Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, off E. Bidwell). To reserve tickets, visit the Falcon’s Eye website at falconseyetheatre.com. Find the title “Onstage” and click on the words “Recipe for Disaster,” then click on the words “Tickets.” Tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the performance using cash or check only. (This event is not presented by The Harris Center. Do not call or visit the Harris Center ticket office.)