SUN­DAY 14.06.15

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - Peter Craw­ley

THEATRE Come Dine With Charles Mee “Do unto my writ­ing as I have done unto the writ­ing of oth­ers,” com­mands Charles Mee’s Golden Rule. In other words, thou shalt covet, thou shalt steal, and thou shalt most cer­tainly adul­ter­ate. The US play­wright has cre­ated en­gag­ing com­pos­ite plays this way, con­structed from Greek and Shake­spearean clas­sics, found texts and his own writ­ing. Here he serves as the in­spi­ra­tion for Con­flicted Theatre’s ad­ven­tur­ous piece of brico­lage din­ner theatre (above). In a pri­vate dining club, a small au­di­ence get to know guests in­vited by Salomé (the host­ess with the most heads), while splin­tered Mee plays serve up anger, provo­ca­tion and un­govern­able love over a spe­cially de­signed tast­ing menu. It may be an ac­quired taste, but cer­tainly worth di­gest­ing.

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