Food Channeling

Food Channeling

Ten young women in pastel tie-dyed T-shirts and black pants enter arguing. They take their seats in a row of folding black chairs facing the audience at the South Dallas Cultural Center's performance space. They fuss about the menu, about the people invited, about the safety of the surroundings.  Everything. This cacophony of complaints rises to a crescendo, subsides, and one especially peevish girl asks, "Can I get a to-go box?" Blackout.

This compelling five-minute opening scene in Cry Havoc Theater Company's new devised work, From the Table: A Celebration of Food, is funny and familiar to everybody who gathers with family, friends and anybody else at the table to sit down and eat a meal. So begins a revealing, 70-minute work, a rising tide of tightly choreographed scenes, that touches on the history and wildly various expressions of our deeply societal and intimately personal relationship with food. 

Cry Havoc Theater Company Invites You to the Table

Cry Havoc Theater Company Invites You to the Table

The latest work from Cry Havoc Theater Company opened on January 11. Since 2014, the youth theater company has created work around themes of social justice. Last year, they received the National Community Impact Award from Theatre for Young Audiences/USA.

Cry Havoc Theater presents From the Table: A Celebration of Food

Cry Havoc Theater presents From the Table: A Celebration of Food

When a community gathers together, whether for celebration or for mourning, one constant remains: food. Humanity’s relationship with food is one of necessity – but an individual’s relationship with food is one of history. These unique histories offer an understanding of who we are, where we come from, and how our futures might unfold. The teens of Cry Havoc will set the table for a celebratory exploration of how our lives are defined by the food we consume and the stories tied to it.