by Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Jackson Gay

Limited engagement - 10 performances only!

“95 minutes of delicious comedy” - BroadwayWorld

Irene and Peter just want to have a nice meal out on their big anniversary in Palm Springs. But their highly neurotic waiter, Stephen, will not bring them their food, and everything goes horribly, ridiculously wrong. This absurd server will have them examining everything from their menu choices to their very future together! Will their shared desperation get them their spanakopita - or end their marriage? A comedy for anyone who's ever been "hangry."

It is always exciting to find a great comedy these days - one that is truly human, but also hysterically funny. This play reminds me of the great comedic writing I grew up watching on shows like Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, and others.”
— Dina Janis, Artistic Director

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:30 PM - Preview

Friday, August 23, 2019 7:30 PM - Opening Night

Saturday, August 24, 2019 7:30 PM

Sunday, August 25, 2019 2:00 PM - Post-Show Talk Back

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 2:00 PM

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:30 PM

Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:30 PM - (6:30 PM) Community Partner Night

Friday, August 30, 2019 7:30 PM

Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:00 PM

Saturday, August 31, 2019 7:30 PM



Wendy MacLeod (Playwright) Wendy MacLeod’s play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film which premiered at Sundance. Slow Food, which was developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference with actors Reed Birney and Jane Kaczmarek, recently premiered at Merrimack Repertory Theater and The Laugh Track is slated for production at ACT in Seattle in 2020.  Her comedy Women in Jeopardy! premiered at GEVA and is now being done around the country. Other plays:  Sin (Goodman, Second Stage) Schoolgirl Figure (Goodman), The Water Children and Juvenilia (Playwrights Horizons), Things Being What They Are (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre), and Find and Sign (Pioneer Theater). She did the screenplay adaptation for The Shallow End, a short film directed by Cynthia Silver.  Her essays and humor pieces have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, POETRY, on Salon, The RumpusMcSweeney’s Internet Tendency and on All Things Considered.


Jackson Gay (Director) UPCOMING: Power of Sail by Paul Grellong (The Warehouse Theatre); Chekhov’s The Seagull (Juilliard); Partnership by Elizabeth Baker (Mint). RECENT: Kleptocracy by Kenneth Lin (Arena Stage); Make Believe by Bess Wohl (Hartford Stage); Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn (REP); Transfers by Lucy Thurber (New York Stage & Film and MCC, off-Broadway Alliance Best New Play Award 2018); Christina Anderson’s the ripple, the wave that carried me home (Ground Floor Berkeley Rep); The Cake by Bekah Brunstetter and Lover Beloved by Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik (AlleyTheatre); Lisa Lampanelli’s Stuffed (Westside Theatre); Mat Smart’s Kill Local (La Jolla Playhouse); Chekhov’s Three Sisters (Studio Theatre / New Neighborhood); Shakespeare’s Much Ado adapted with Ken Lin (Cal Shakes); These Paper Bullets! by Rolin Jones with music by Billie Joe Armstrong (New Neighborhood, Atlantic, Geffen, Yale Rep - Critics Pick Time Out NY, Best Production and Adaptation LA Sage Awards, Best of 2015 Time Out Los Angeles, Connecticut Critics Circle Award Best Production and Best Director); 3C by David Adjmi and Thurber’s Where We’re Born (Rattlestick); Silverman’s The Moors and Elevada by Sheila Callaghan (Yale Rep); Thurber’s The Insurgents (Labyrinth Theatre Company); Thurber’s Scarcity and Jones’ The Jammer (Atlantic); A Little Journey by Rachel Crothers (Mint - Drama Desk nomination Outstanding Revival of a Play); Jones’ The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Atlantic and Yale Rep, Connecticut Critics Circle Award Outstanding Production of a Play).  Teaching: Williams, Yale, New School, Columbia, Fordham, ESPA Primary Stages. MFA Yale School of Drama.

The rest of the creative team and casting for Slow Food will be announced at a later date.


Community Partner Night

Thursday, August 29

6:30 PM Reception in the Dorset Playhouse Cafe | 7:30 PM Performance

Community Partner Nights are pre-show receptions to honor our local heroes. Featuring food donated by local eateries and live music, the community gathers at the Dorset Playhouse to thank our corporate sponsors and celebrate our Giving Back Program.

Our Giving Back Program underwrites free and low-cost tickets for local firefighters, farmers, police, EMS workers, Habitat for Humanity volunteers and families, and all military personnel and their families.

Click HERE to learn more!

Post-Show Talk Back

Sunday, August 25

Talk Back will immediately follow the 2 PM Performance.

Talk about the play! Learn more about the production and the actors by joining Artistic Director, Dina Janis, as she leads a talk-back discussion with select cast and creative team directly after the performance.

Food Truck Wednesdays!

Dates TBA

Come for lunch, stay for a show! Stay in touch on social media and our weekly newsletters to stay up-to-date on when you can spot your favorite local food truck outside the Playhouse, ready to take your order.


Check back soon for news and Slow Food press clippings.