The Feast | Den Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 15 2016
Price: $15 suggested donation
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Celine Song's drama, presented by Red Theater, imagines an uncomfortable dinner party set during the "postmeat apocalypse." Somehow every cow, chicken, and pig in the world is dead; a butler (Pavi Proczco, magnificent clown) pours wine for the hostess and her guests as if nothing had happened, but tomorrow and possibly every day thereafter will be baconless. As the meal devolves into mayhem, the play begins to pluck some queasy questions from the air. In a moment of world-historical turmoil, with omnipresent dread smothering everything one might still have held on to of privileged middle-class happiness under an atmosphere of death, what if, suddenly, there were no meat? Might this be enough to induce serious thoughts of cannibalism? The last 15 minutes of this piece are wasted on a long monologue about how we're really all just flesh and bone, but while we remain inside the question, Feast is delicious. —Max Maller

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