"A spicy compote of social satire, slapstick zaniness, sight gags and the funniest play I've seen in a long time." - Village Voice
- Minimum Fee: $100 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Setting: The Golden Carrousel Restaurant, New Jersey.
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
CAL - co-owner and supple head waiter of The Golden Carrousel, Ellen's husband, mid 30's.
HANNAH GALT - beautifully dressed and hungry, mid 40's.
PAUL GALT - beautifully dressed and hungrier, mid 40's.
ELIZABETH BARROW COLT - exceedingly shy and nearsighted. A writer, in her early 30's, afraid of food.
HERRICK SIMMONS - enthusiastic and a good eater, early 30's.
NESSA VOX - easily upset and a more neurotic eater, early 30's.
TONY STASSIO - perpetually on a diet and miserable, early 30's.
DAVID OSSLOW - the head of his own publishing company, successful, at ease, son and husband of good cooks, mid 50's and in top shape.
The Art of Dining premiered at the New York Shakespeare Festival in December 1979 under the direction of A.J. Antoon.