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    Louisville Repertory Company presents "The Food Chain" beginning Friday.
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    Louisville Repertory Company presents a farce and social commentary on physical beauty in the production “The Food Chain,” which will open on Friday.

    “The Food Chain” will take place on Aug. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. each night. A show on Aug. 23 will happen at 6 p.m., and an Aug. 30 show will occur at 5 p.m. All performances are to go on at The Bard’s Town, located at 1801 Bardstown Road in the Highlands.

    Tickets for each show are $18 for general admission. Discounts are available for seniors, students, military members and Bellarmine students and faculty. All tickets can be purchased at the Louisville Repertory Company website.

    Keep in mind the show is intended for mature audiences only due to adult themes and situations.

    “The Food Chain” is a farce dealing with people’s obsession over physical beauty. Amanda, an anorexic poet, has been on the phone with Bea, a phone counselor and Jewish mother also dealing with various issues. Amanda’s husband of three weeks, Ford, has been missing for two.

    Meanwhile, Serge, a narcissistic model, finds himself dealing with a former one night stand, Otto, a overweight man, who has intruded into Serge’s residence with junk food. As Otta harasses Serge, he takes phone calls from his own mother.

    Though, at first, the two scenes may be separate, all five characters will find their lives are somehow interconnected as time goes on.

    Nicky Silver created “The Food Chain,” which Gerry Rose directed for Louisville Repertory Company. The cast includes Kelsey Thompson as Amanda, Kristy Calman as Bea, Will Gantt as Ford, Robert Thompson as Serge, and Jacob Cooper as Otto.

    The play had its premiere Off-Broadway, lasting more than 300 productions and receiving an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.

    More information on the show can be found at the Louisville Repertory Company website.

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    A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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