Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is excited to bring back Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant to Cleveland, Ohio with the world premieire, devised work of Home for the Hollandaise, a funky night of performance and food.
Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant (a Time Out New York favorite and Village Voice Choice), is not a locale but a group of bold (if fictional) theatrical performers. In this newest incarnation of “the restaurant,” Muffin Character Hanshake, the company’s aging diva, shares her struggles with the career-upending decision to have a child. Her miraculous journey begins with a visit from the Soup Angel. The evening features a radical re-interpretation of the Nutcracker Suite by ex-pageant queen, Miss Goodi Two Shoes, a rare Q&A with would-be rock ‘n’ roll hall-of-famer Mrs. Robinson, and instructions on the art of bussing tables from general manager Sue James.
Equally celebrated by New York City’s theater and local food community, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant transforms Cleveland Public Theatre into a lush banquet hall—complete with a fully functional, visible kitchen—where for three weeks in December, guests will be treated to a five-course, locally-sourced holiday dining experience. The food is carefully prepared on the premises by the performers themselves and served with charismatic flourish by these self-proclaimed geniuses of the avant-garde theater. Throughout the evening, you will treated to a homemade, five-course meal devised by Cleveland’s own ChefChef BonBon, and holiday cheer dispensed by Doctor Smith and our barkeep Hunter.
Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant is serving up dinner December 1-18, 2011 Thursday – Sunday promptly at 7PM (6:30 hors d’oeuvres) at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44102. Tickets are $60 which includes a complimentary 5-course meal and beverages.