A view to a grill
If you’re stumbling through life and feeling a pervading pang of hunger in your heart, chances are you’ve been ignoring the one thing that can fill that void and set you on the path to joy and total fulfillment: a Humongoid Burger — five pounds of beef made from “the brawniest animals at the slaughtering house,” sold by the world’s largest fast-food company, Yumwell Foods.
Or so playwright/director and College of Santa Fe senior Jeremy Moran imagines in his new play, Bucket of Smiles, which he presents with co-producer Rose Puett at 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2, at The Screen (CSF campus, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, 473-6494).
Moran’s eight-member cast delivers a fast-paced satirical slant on the twisted stranglehold that the fast-food industry has on our children and exposes the negative influence of calorie-packed convenience-food culture on our lives and relationships. As Moran’s characters try to break free from that all-beef-bondage-on-a-sesame-seed-bun, they realize it may be too late and too difficult to put their French-fried pasts behind them. Man, what a pickle. Both performances of Bucket of Smiles are free.