STANFORD — The Cafe L’Amore will be open for business Saturday at the First Southern Community Art Center here.
Bluegrass Mystery Theatre will present “Death is Delicious” at the art center. Theater founder and actor Dana Edison said love is always on the menu at Cafe L’Amore.
The exclusive eatery claims its food will make one irresistible to whomever one kisses — but at a very steep price. Mix in one egomaniacal chef, the hostess with the mostess, a desperate diner, a cocky cook and a hot-shot food critic; add jealousy, lies, lust and greed; and the final confection is a steamy souffle of mystery and murder in the comedy. “Death is Delicious” stars Jeff Roberts, Dana L. Edison, Kelly Anne Beile, Tim Hull and Stephanie Peniston.
“The chef is a tyrant,” Edison said of the play. “He is Gordon Ramsay times five.”
All kinds of mayhem ensue during the show, which features characters with names such as Chef Pierre Poupon and Chef Julia Lee Crocker.
Edison said the theater troupe, which was formed in 2008, is traveling to Stanford to the community art center. Director Bob Swett called her after seeing a Bluegrass Mystery Theatre production at Ashley Inn. She added the troupe’s calendar has gotten packed since 2008.
“It has grown. It’s gone crazy in a good way,” Edison explained. “We started doing two shows every other month. This month, we’re doing six shows. And we have shows booked the rest of the year. It’s surpassed my wildests dreams.”
Because only dessert will be served at the Saturday-night gig, it provides a golden opportunity for people to check out the goings-on of the troupe and the mystery theater. At $15, Edison added, it’s a great opportunity for interested parties to check out what Bluegrass Mystery Theatre offers.
Other performances of “Death is Delicious” include:¿
- Feb. 17 — Equus Run, Midway. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. $3 wine tastings start at 6:15. Tickets are $45 plus tax and include a three-course meal and show. To purchase tickets, call (859) 846-9463.
- Feb. 23 — The Barrel House, Lexington. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 plus tax and includes a three-course meal and show. To purchase tickets, call (859) 608-5069.
- Feb. 25 — My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Bardstown. Train leaves at 5 p.m. Tickets are $99.95 for adults, $59.95 for children, and include a four-course meal, 2.5-hour train ride and show. To purchase tickets call (866) 801-3463.
IF YOU GO
“Death is Delicious”
7 p.m. Saturday, First Southern Community Arts Center,
dessert and show
Tickets: (606) 365-4500