Moves Boston presents...Hot Buffet (a dystopian musical satire)
October 16-18 and October 24-25 * doors at 7:30, curtain at 8
Cambridge Family YMCA Theatre (820 Mass. Ave., Cambridge)
Gen: $15/adv, $20/door VIP: $20/adv. (buy online at www.bigmoves.org)
$10/student rush all shows, 15 minutes before curtain
10/16 show is pay-what-you-can preview** Limited dinner/dessert menu; tasting packages are also available online.
After studying culinary arts for 7 years in Europe, Andrea returns to a United States she barely recognizes. By 2028, dieting is practically a religion, sexuality is stuffed tightly away, and the state has no qualms about interfering in either. Andrea's friend Chrissy has a unique role in this brave new world: she's a dancer and professional eater at Hot Buffet, one of the few establishments in the city where patrons can indulge just about any carnal appetite. Andrea gets work in the kitchen, and Chrissy is making money hand over chocolate-smeared fist. Meanwhile, the Boss and her lover, the Emcee, do their best to keep the joint jumping, the marks fed, and their little family safe from the chaos and uncertainty in the outside world. But as society's disdain for the pleasures of the flesh boils over into outright persecution, the tattered velvet ropes at the Hot Buffet may not be enough to keep the mobs at bay.
With ensemble dancers of all shapes and sizes, and a passionate cast drawn from the best of Boston's community theater scene, Hot Buffet delivers a searing, terrifying indictment of a Big Brother future we can't ignore and may not be able to escape.
At the YMCA Theatre, Hot Buffet audiences will be drawn into the seedy world, with the drama, dance and action penetrating WAY beyond the edge of the stage. VIP patrons not only get the best sightlines, but also the best chance of having a Backdoor Fudge Delight displayed and devoured right there. Meanwhile, general seats have an excellent view of the sensual carnival that spills off the stage.
NOTE: this show is for MATURE AUDIENCES, owing to adult themes and partial nudity.