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January 14 - February 9

Slow Food

Peter and Irene’s anniversary celebration in Palm Springs is off to a rocky start, but they are looking forward to a nice meal in a local restaurant. It’s just their luck to be served (or not) by a perfectionist waiter who won’t bring them their food and has them questioning everything – from their menu selections to the state of their marriage. A new comedy by Wendy MacLeod (Women in Jeopardy!).

By Wendy MacLeod    Directed by Skip Greer


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STEPHEN CAFFREY | Peter

STEPHEN CAFFREY made his Geva Theatre Center debut in Red in 2015. Some other credits include Stage Kiss and Yes, Prime Minister at the Geffen Playhouse; Shrew, M. Butterfly, and Bach at Liepzig at South Coast Rep; Heartbreak House at Berkeley Rep;  A Doll’s House, The Real Thing, and The Voysey Inheritance at ACT San Francisco;  Victoria Musica at Cincinnati Playhouse; Galileo at Cleveland Play House; Restoration Comedy at Seattle Rep, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest at Portland Center Stage; The Miser at Hartford Stage; The Constant Wife at Pasadena Playhouse; The Seafarer and Thirty Six Views at Laguna Playhouse; Bargains at The Old Globe; The Body of Bourne at the Mark Taper Forum;  King Lear, Henry IV and The Cripple of Inishmaan at Antaeus;  The Scarlet Letter at Classic Stage Co.; What You Get and Expect for NY Theatre Workshop;  I Hate Hamlet at Royal George; All’s Well that Ends Well at Santa Cruz Shakespeare; Twelfth Night at Shakespeare Centre LA; among others.  Film and T.V. credits include NCIS, Seinfeld, All My Children (ABC) (series regular), Tour of Duty (CBS) (Series Regular),  Nothing Lasts Forever (NBC), Cinema Verite  (HBO), Blowback and Buried Alive (Showtime),  Longtime Companion, American Odyssey (ABC) (recurring), Columbo (ABC) Murder She Wrote (CBS), The Profiler (NBC), and Indiana Jones Chronicles, among others.

TONI DiBUONO | Irene

TONI DiBUONO is thrilled to be back at Geva Theatre Center, where she played Dierdre Blake in The Humans, Clara in Miracle on South Division Street and Sonia in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Her Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include The Boys from Syracuse, Wonderful Town, Bad Habits, The Truth About Ruth and Forbidden Broadway (for which she received a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award) and recently guest starred in God Friended Me on CBS. Toni lives in New Jersey with her husband, actor Michael McGrath and their daughter actress Katie Claire McGrath.

DANNY VACCARO | The Waiter

DANNY VACCARO made his Geva Theatre Center debut earlier this season in La Cage aux Folles.  Danny was part of the Tony Award-winning production of La Cage aux Folles in 2011.  Other New York and tour credits include The Diary of Anne Frank (Otto Frank), Madison Square Garden’s Wizard of Oz (Tinman), Streakin’ thru the 70s (Tripp), and Nunsense A-men (Sr. Robert Anne).  Favorite Regional  credits include Time Stands Still (Richard Ehrlich), Lost in Yonkers(Uncle Louie), Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom), The Foreigner (Charlie Baker), The Producers (Roger Debris) and Sweeney Todd (Pirelli).  TV credits include Law and Order SVU, Younger, and All My Children.  He is also the face of Foster Grant Readers (and needs them!)  Danny is a proud graduate of Northwestern University and member of Actor’s Equity.  He has performed in 47 US states in his career.  Waiting for those last 3….Love to Jamie, The Irish5, Mom and Dad. Oh…and Let’s Go Mets!

WENDY MACLEOD | Playwright

WENDY MacLEOD’s play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey. Her other plays include Sin (The Goodman, Second Stage), Schoolgirl Figure (The Goodman Theatre), The Water Children and Juvenilia (Playwrights Horizons), and Things Being What They Are (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre). Her play Find and Sign premiered at the Pioneer Theater in Salt Lake City and her play This Flight Tonight was included in Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays and seen across the country and in New York City at the Minetta Lane. She was the first playwright chosen for The Writers’ Room residency at The Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, where she wrote Women in Jeopardy!, which received its premiere production at Geva Theatre Center. Her prose has appeared in The New York Times, Poetry, Salon, The Rumpus, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and on All Things Considered. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is the James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence at Kenyon College.

SKIP GREER | Director

SKIP GREER serves as Artist in Residence and Director of Education at Geva Theatre Center.  His directing credits at Geva include Hard Cell, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Red, The MountaintopLast Gas; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (co-director); Freud’s Last SessionOn Golden PondOver the TavernAlmost, Maine; the world premiere of The House in HydesvilleDoubt; American Buffalo; Inherit the Wind; Key West; Death of a Salesman; Lobby Hero; Below the Belt; The Weir; Women Who Steal; Beast on the Moon; Triumph of Love and Geometric Digression of the Species.  Skip was the Co-Producer for Journey to the Son: A Celebration of Son House in 2015. He directed King Lear at Shakespeare Santa Cruz for their 25th anniversary.  Other regional directing credits include Indiana Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Studio Arena Theatre, Cape Playhouse, White Heron Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, State Theatre of Austin, and Gary Marshall’s Falcon Theatre, where he directed Golf with Alan Shepard starring Jack Klugman and Charles Durning.  Mr. Greer has also been an actor at Geva appearing in The Humans (Erik Blake)To Kill a Mockingbird (Atticus Finch), Clybourne Park (Russ, Dan),You Can’t Take It With You (Paul Sycamore), Superior Donuts (Arthur),The Music Man, (Mayor Shinn) Evie’s Waltz (Clay)Our Town (the Stage Manager), Hamlet (Ghost/Player King), 1776 (John Hancock), House and Garden(Giles), Art (Serge), Twelve Angry Men (Juror #1), A Girl’s Life (Ken), Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (Alexander), The Illusion (Alcandre), Picasso at the Lapine Agile (Sagot) and State of the Union (Spike McManus).  Regional credits include seven seasons in the resident acting company of Sacramento Theatre Company, San Jose Repertory Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts.  Film and TV credits include “Bloodhounds,” “LA Law” and “VR5.”  Mr. Greer has toured Europe, Africa, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia and the Cook Islands, teaching and performing.

ROBERT KOHARCHIK | Scenic Designer

ROBERT KOHARCHIK is a designer living in Indianapolis where he has designed productions for the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Phoenix Theatre, and the Lilly Theatre at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. In addition to Steel Magnolias, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Red, The Mountaintop, Last Gas, Freud’s Last Session, On Golden Pond, Doubt, Pyretown, Sherlock Holmes: the Last Adventure and A Christmas Story at Geva Theatre Center, he has also designed productions for the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cleveland Play House, Weston Playhouse of Vermont, Contemporary American Theatre of Columbus, and American Players Theatre in Wisconsin. In 1999 and 2011 Mr. Koharchik received a Lilly Endowment Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. He is an Associate Professor in theatre design at Butler University.

SARAFINA BUSH | Costume Designer

SARAFINA BUSH has designed for the Off-Broadway productions of Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Playwrights Horizons); Broadway Bounty Hunter (Greenwich House); Plot Points and Pass Over (LCT3). Regional credits include Not Medea and Grace, or The Art of Climbing (Art House Productions); The White Dress (Araca Project); One Flea Spare (Playhouse Creatures); This Time (Rising Circle); Good Men Wanted (Arena Stage); Couriers and Contrabands (Barrow Group); and Why You Beasting? (New York Rep). She has associate and assistant costume design credits on and off Broadway. Education: B.F.A., Adelphi University.

DEREK MADONIA | Lighting Designer

DEREK MADONIA has designed numerous shows at Geva Theatre Center including Hard Cell, Steel Magnolias, Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, Private Lives, Mother (and me), Miracle on South Division Street, the world premiere of The Road to Where, The Mountaintop, Stranded on Earth, Freud’s Last Session, The Tribute to Sir Elton John and Billy Joel, Perfect Wedding, Underneath the Lintel, Evie’s Waltz, The Underpants, Shear Madness, That was Then, All is Well in the Kingdom of Nice, And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank, Meet Me Incognito, Tomato Plant Girl, the Portrait the Wind the Chair, This is Not a Pipe Dream and Women Who Steal. He received his B.A. from the University at Albany. Mr. Madonia came to Geva in 1992 as a lighting apprentice and he is currently in his 28th season as Lighting Supervisor. He would like to thank his family and his talented band of electricians for all their help and support.

DAN ROACH | Sound Designer

DAN ROACH (Sound Designer) has, since 1988, worked on sound for numerous productions at Geva Theatre Center, NTID’s Theatre for the Deaf, SUNY Brockport, and Keuka College. Most recent productions at Geva include Hard Cell, Steel Magnolias, The Diary of Anne Frank, Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, Private Lives; To Kill a Mockingbird; Miracle on South Division Street; Red; The Mountaintop; Katherine’s Colored Lieutenant; The Odd Couple; Stranded on Earth; Last Gas; The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs; Freud’s Last Session; You Can’t Take It With You; Perfect Wedding; On Golden Pond; Over the Tavern; Almost, Maine; Dracula; the Shape of Evil with PUSH Physical Theatre; Evie’s Waltz; Dial M for Murder; The Underpants; Nine Parts of Desire; Doubt and A Christmas Story. He studied sound at Berklee College of Music in Boston and has been applying that knowledge to theatre over the past 31 years. He is a resident of Brighton where he lives with his beautiful wife Jing.

FRANCISCA DA SILVEIRA | Dramaturg

FRANCISCA DA SILVEIRA is a Playwright and Dramaturg originally from Boston who holds a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MSc in Playwriting from the University of Edinburgh. In 2018, she made ArtsBoston’s list of 10 Contemporary Black Playwrights You Should Know. Her plays have been developed with Theatre503 (London), The Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), TC Squared Theatre Company (Boston), Company One Theatre (Boston), Flat Earth Theatre (Boston), Fresh Ink Theatre Company (Boston), The Fire This Time Festival (New York), and Horse Trade Theater Group (New York). She has been a finalist for SpeakEasy Stage’s 2017 and 2018 Boston Project Residency and longlisted for the Papatango Prize for Drama. Fran’s full length play Heritage Hill Naturals received a world premiere with Fresh Ink Theatre (Boston) in May 2018. From 2016-2018, Fran served as a company dramaturg and Literary Manager at Company One Theatre and co-ran their emerging writers PlayLab program with Andrew W. Mellon Artist-in-Residence Kirsten Greenidge. She also serves as an At-Large Ambassador with the National New Play Network and has worked as a dramaturg at the 2018 Kennedy Center’s M.F.A. Playwrights’ Workshop and the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

AUBREY SIRTAUTAS | Stage Manager

AUBREY SIRTAUTAS is excited for her second season at Geva.  At Geva, she has previously worked on Thurgood, Hard Cell, The Humans, and Revival: The Resurrection of Son House.  Previous theatrical credits include City Theatre (The Santaland Diaries feat. Mrs. Claus); Carnegie Mellon University School of Music (Rinaldo); Weston Playhouse Theatre (Fun Home, All My Sons, Round and Round the Garden); and The Broadway Project (We Will Rock You, Giants in the Sky).  Her non-theatrical credits include Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s La Bayadere, and Dick Clark Productions’ Academy of Country Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.  She received her M.F.A. in Stage & Production Management from Carnegie Mellon University and is a proud AEA member.