M&D Productions presents SLOW FOOD
A vacationing couple (Glynn Cosker and Tracy Cosker) celebrates their anniversary at a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs—but will the marriage survive the service? As a needy waiter (Mark Sickler) insinuates his way into their meal—and their lives—the couple examines their past and their future together. Playwright Wendy MacLeod brings us a tender comedy that delves deeply into what we hunger for.
FILMED LIVE ON STAGE at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse and presented virtually!
Review: ‘Slow Food’ is light, fluffy meal
ALEC KERR: CONWAY DAILY SUN
CONWAY — Live theater returns to the stage at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse for the first time since the fall. Well, sort of.
M&D is presenting “Slow Food,” its second virtual production of the year, following February’s “Standing on Ceremony, The Gay Marriage Plays,” which will be available for 24-hour rentals on Friday, April 30, Saturday, May 1, Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9.
Unlike “Standing on Ceremony” which was recorded via Zoom, “Slow Food” was recorded on the stage of the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse by Meg Simone. It is a slick, professional-looking video production with multiple camera angles and seamless editing by Simone. READ MORE >
CAST AND CREW
Tracy Cosker – Irene
Tracy is excited to be back on the M&D Stage following her first appearance as Betty in The Norwegians. Some previous credits include “Catherine” in “Proof”, “Jesse” in ‘Night Mother, “Katherine” in Taming of the Shrew” and “Becky” in Becky’s New Car. Prior to moving to NH, Tracy was actively involved in theater throughout the Washington, DC metro area and received several awards and nominations for her work as an actress, director, costume, hair, and makeup designer. Tracy has a BFA in Theater from Fredonia State in NY and an MBA from George Mason University. She sends much love to her husband Glynn and their children Ethan, Jecen, and Reagan for their never-ending love, support, and encouragement. Special thanks to Christine for her outstanding directing, Mark for his outstanding comic timing, and Glynn for continuing to make her laugh after so many years.
Glynn Cosker – Peter
Glynn is delighted to be making his debut at M&D Productions with this fantastic cast and crew. He has appeared in more than 40 plays on the east coast, most recently playing Joe in GPAC’s The Shadow Box, Sidney in GPAC’s Deathtrap, and Beverly Carlton in The Man Who Came To Dinner for the Majestic Theatre. Glynn’s favorite roles include Shrek in Shrek the Musical, Hal in Proof and Jesus in Godspell. Much love goes to his amazing and beautiful wife, Tracy, and their loving family. And – of course – a huge thank you to Christine, Mark – and all at M&D.
Mark Sickler – Waiter
Mark is excited to return to the M&D stage. Previous roles include Mushnick in Little Shop, Hollywood in The Eight, and Charlie in August: Osage County. Other favorite roles include Sir John in Sense & Sensibility, Cain in Sunday Visitors, Stan in Broadway Bound, the Cheerleader in Bleacher Bums, Pedro in Man of LaMancha, Mike in Boys At Play, and Father in The Great American Cheese Sandwich. He is also a Director and an award-winning Stage Manager. Mark also serves as President of M&D’s Board of Directors, and as its Artistic Director. Special thanks to Christine, Glynn, and Tracy for such an amazing experience. And to you, the audience for tuning in and embracing the virtual!
Christine Thompson – Director
Christine has been thoroughly enjoying her directorial debut with Wendy MacLeod’s brilliantly funny and relatable play, Slow Food. She’d like to thank her wildly talented cast for thinking outside the box to bring this play to life during a pandemic. She’d also like to say “Spanikopita!” to her husband Bob. It will all make sense after you’ve seen the show. Christine has performed in a number of shows for M & D. Some include: Marianne in Constellations, Maggie in Shadowbox, Joan in Lovers and Other Strangers, Brooke in Other Desert Cities, Ivy in August Osage County, Ellen in Two Rooms, Dr. Livingstone in Agnes of God, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Laura in The Glass Managerie and Veronica in God of Carnage. She is grateful every day for this beautiful playhouse, the artists that inhabit it and the community that supports it.
Meg Simone – Filming and Editing
Meg is the owner of NH Elopements, Mountain Love Films, and Meg Simone Wedding Films. She has over twenty years of professional film experience and has filmed weddings both nationwide and abroad. Meg also is the co-founder the Relevant Workshop, which has provided continuing education to wedding professionals around New England. Born and raised in the MWV, Meg Simone has fond memories of the playhouse stemming back to early childhood! Ushering for summer theater, performing in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and then Bye Bye Birdie with KHS Drama Club. Meg finds her way back to a full bodied laugh watching theatrical comedy unfold and is excited to be filming Slow Food for all to experience!
Slow Food is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Originally produced by Merrimack Repertory Theatre
(Sean Daniels, Artistic Director; Bonnie J. Butkas, Executive Director)
SLOW FOOD was developed during a residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s
(Preston Whiteway, Executive Director; Wendy C. Goldberg, Artistic Director)
National Playwrights Conference in 2015.