WHERE YOU EAT by Dennis Bush

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It’s not what I was expecting,” Rusty says, as he takes an up-close look at a Meredith’s vagina, a few minutes after meeting her. As a gay man in his early 20’s, Rusty hasn’t led a sheltered life, by any means, but his experience with women’s private parts has been non-existent. Meredith is happy to let Rusty have a look, but she’d be happier if she could get her toilet to stop moaning so mournfully, when she flushes.

Rusty’s sister Lisa’s boyfriend is paralyzed from the waist down. And she’s just had sex with Steve, who’s in a relationship with Kelly, Meredith’s best friend. Kelly’s co-worker Carole’s much-younger boyfriend Don has a history with both Rusty and Lisa. And, then, there’s Dalton, who’s more comfortable being naked than having a conversation – or being honest with himself or anyone else.

Rusty’s search for meaning and, maybe, love takes him and Dalton, Meredith, Don, Carole, Steve, Lisa and Kelly on a pants-dropping, bed-hopping adventure through a world of dildos, deodorant, hummus, Whole Foods, trimmed armpits and cupped balls.

So, wash your hands and hold on tight. In this edgy, adult comedy, filled with witty, memorable dialogue, everything is up for grabs. In the midst of cynicism and sex, there’s still room for sweetness and romance…Where You Eat.

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CHARACTERS

Rusty – early 20’s, comfortable with himself; quirky, sweet

Meredith – 20’s; Kelly’s best friend; sexy, obsessive, a lot of fun at parties

Lisa – mid- to late 20’s; in a relationship with a paraplegic man

Steve – mid- to late 20s; in a relationship with Kelly; bartender; likes to sample a variety of flavors

Carole – mid-30’s; her much younger boyfriend just moved in with her; confident, brassy; doesn’t suffer fools

Dalton – mid- to late 20’s; bartender; works with Steve; cocky; sensual and sexual

Kelly – late 20’s; female, in a relationship with Steve; works with Carole; knows what she wants and knows what everyone else ought to be doing

Don – early 20’s; just moved in with Carole, after dating for a few months

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Where You Eat had its World Premiere production at the 2018 Fresh Fruit Festival with direction by Meggy Lykins, stage management by Sari Schein, and the following original cast (in order of appearance):

RUSTY – SCOT TAYLOR

MEREDITH – KELSEY TORSVEIT

LISA – VERONICA THOMPSON

STEVE – JOHN DiMINO

CAROLE – MELISSA TEITEL

DALTON – CHAPMAN HYATT

KELLY – CHRIZNEY ROTH

DON – DAN FOSTER

 

2018 Fresh Fruit Festival Awards of Distinction:

Audience Favorite Award

Outstanding Ensemble Award

 

REVIEWS

Please read reviews and press articles about the play and writer, Dennis Bush, here

 

RUNNING TIME

90 – 120 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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