Monday, September 24, 2012

I Love to Eat Opens October 17th

From our friends at Round House Theatre...

Round House Theatre continues its 2012/13 season with the regional premiere of I Love to Eat by James Still, which runs October 17 thru November 4. Leon Major directs this look at the delightfully zesty life of renowned chef James Beard. Nick Olcott portrays the culinary maestro described as “the face and belly of American gastronomy.” Opening night is Monday, October 22, 2012.

Before Julia Child, Emeril, and the Food Network, there was television’s first chef, James Beard, who brought fine cooking (and his jolly presence) to the small screen in 1946. The author of 20-plus cookbooks, he helped establish an American cuisine. This portrait of America’s first foodie gives an intimate, delicious look at a man who exuberantly embraced every aspect of life – but may have wanted too much. Julia Child once described James Beard as “endearing and always lively…[he] loved people, loved his work, loved gossip, loved to eat, loved a good time.”

Ryan Rilette, Round House’s Producing Artistic Director, said, “We’re thrilled to bring celebrated actor and long-time Round House collaborator Nick Olcott back to the stage for this delightful portrait of one of America’s best known chefs.”

Tickets range in price from $10 to $61 and may be purchased by calling (240) 644-1100, online at, or at Round House’s box office in Bethesda. Round House Theatre Bethesda is located at 4545 East-West Highway, one block from Wisconsin Avenue and the Bethesda station on Metro’s Red Line.

I Love to Eat is made possible by generous support from Pasternak & Fidis.

I Love to Eat is recommended for age 15 and above.