A Taste of Empire

Theatre-meets-cooking-class when the infamous Chef Maximo is called away from the demonstration kitchen leaving his sous chef to prepare, in real time and in front of a live audience, the famous Filipino dish, Rellenong Bangus. While preparing the dish, sous chef Chan chronicles the history of the ingredients, following them back to their source for a thought-provoking lesson in culinary colonialism.

“You are what you eat.” But where does the food come from? How does it get to the table? Irreverent and entertaining, 食盡天下 (A Taste of Empire) weaves stories of conquest, imperialistic desires, and colonialism through the construction (and deconstruction) of the dish. Audiences will find themselves immersed in the tantalizing aromas of a kitchen, while exploring global food domination and self-indulgent eating. Even a simple garnish can have a disturbing backstory.

Cahoots Theatre presents

食盡天下 (A Taste of Empire)

a rice and beans theatre production

written and directed by Jovanni Sy

translated and performed by Derek Chan

production design by Pedro Chamale

Presented in Cantonese with English and Simplified Chinese captioning

Factory Studio, 125 Bathurst Street at Adelaide Street

May 1-6, 2018

OPENING NIGHT: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tuesday – Saturday @ 8pm

Saturday and Sunday @ 2pm

Tickets $35 • Preview $20 • Saturday Matinee Pay-What-You-Can

includes all taxes and ticket fees

To purchase tickets please call 416.504.9971 or visit: factorytheatre.ca

A Taste of Empire

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