WORLD PREMIERE! Ripped from the headlines and based on a real event, Taste tells the story of two men who meet online and make a unique arrangement: One man will kill, cook, and eat the other. Over the course of the evening, secrets are revealed, boundaries are tested, and a strange but beautiful relationship unfolds. Deliciously voyeuristic, sinfully elegant, and surprisingly touching, this is Taste.
Warning: Due to strong sexual content and imagery, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted.
"With 'Taste,' [Stuart Gordon] once again enters the horror genre and stretches the definition." -KPBS
"This remarkable provocation pulls off the tricky balance of trafficking in excess without becoming indulgently complicit in it." -The Hollywood Reporter
"RECOMMENDED. Itís chilling stuff, yet itís also inexplicably hilarious... together the performances intersect and ebb and flow like a beautifully orchestrated duet. Itís masterful writing... searingly visceral..." -Stage Raw
"...an essentially serious and weirdly touching character study... brilliant performances... something about this tragic relationship pierces the heart." -Talkin' Broadway
"...remarkably nuanced... sends a continuous series of chills up the spine... a maturely observed meditation on contemporary urban life... thereís food for thought here. Yeah, thatís it. From soup to nuts. Literally." -Arts In L.A.
"...Stomach Churning and Touching... remarkably polished... remarkably poignant." -Bloody Disgusting
"...a confident, strong character piece that rippled with nervous, awkward energy... a unique and cool alternative to anything else you might have planned... Definitely recommended!" -Shock Till You Drop
"...not to be missed. A thoughtful and stunning character piece on loneliness and the cannibalization of the human condition, Gordon is in top-form here with an experience thatís as horrific and disturbing as it is tragic and poignant." -Daily Dead
"...you are in for a err... delicious treat! ...Itís as intimate as you can get with these two people and itís electrifying watching it all unfold." -Icons of Fright
Thursday, April 17: DONATE WHAT YOU CAN. It's "Pay What You Can" with a twist! Half of all proceeds for this performance will be donated to the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition, a broad-based grass-roots organization which for the past 25 years has served a hot, fresh, and nutritious meal every night to the homeless and hungry. Tickets that night may only be purchased at the door. Call (310) 281-8337 to make a reservation.