‘Five Course Love’ dishes out the laughs

David Holmes, Aaron Boyer and Jenna Cook, left to right, search for love in Sutter Street Theatre’s production of “Five Course Love.” Photo by Allen Schmeltz

In the Gregg Coffin musical “Five Course Love” three actors play 15 different characters in five different restaurants on the hunt for one true love.

The evening begins at Dean’s Old-Fashioned All-American Down-Home Bar-B-Que Texas Eats, where a blind date goes charbroiled wrong. Next, at the Trattoria Pericolo, a mob wife has a secret rendezvous behind her husband’s back. At Der Schlupfwinkel Speiseplatz, a waiter, a dominatrix and her kept man discover at the same hilarious moment that they are all dating each other. In Ernesto’s Cantina a hill bandit and his rival battle for the hand of the beautiful Rosalinda. And at the Star-Lite Diner a waitress pines for her true love and gets a little help from Cupid in making her dreams come true.

“‘Five Course Love’ is artfully silly and genuinely funny…hilarious and imaginative.” —Associated Press

Sutter Street Theatre, 717 Sutter St., brings this feast of laughter to Folsom beginning Jan. 19. The play will be directed by Connie Mockenhaupt with musical direction by Chris Schlagel.

“Five Course Love” opens at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, with a reception featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The musical continues on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. through Feb. 17. Tickets are $23 general, $21 seniors, $18 students with an ID card. “Five Course Love” is recommended for PG13.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (916) 353-1001 or purchase them online at SutterStreetTheatre.com.

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