Commonplace Thought

Good Advice On Bedtime Stories:

"Atticus killed several birds with one stone when he read to his children, and would probably have caused a child psychologist considerable dismay: he read to Jem and Jean-Louise whatever he happened to be reading, and the children grew up possessed of an obscure erudition. They cut their back teeth on military history, Bills to Be Enacted into Laws, True Detective Mysteries,The Code of Alabama,the Bible, and Palgrave's Golden Treasury." – Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman


A World Premiere
Book and Lyrics by Adam Gopnik
Music by David Shire
Directed by Gordon Edelstein
May 3 – May 28, 2017
CLAIRE TOW STAGE IN THE C. NEWTON SCHENCK III THEATRE

From the brilliant minds of New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and award-winning composer David Shire (Academy Award winner and multiple Tony and Emmy nominations) comes a joyful new musical about a tiny family restaurant. David Kaplan is a chef’s chef, making beautiful, simple food of uncompromising quality in his lovely Union Square restaurant. But in the crowded, cutthroat and expensive Manhattan food scene, is that enough to survive and compete with the next big thing? Enter Sergio, an old friend, rival, and possible savior. This hotshot celebrity chef has offered David a chance to give his restaurant a make-over. Will David sacrifice his pride (and perhaps his happy marriage) to save his beloved little restaurant?

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