Windy City Playhouse announces plans for a culinary farce with Rick Bayless

Windy City Playhouse announces plans for a culinary farce with Rick Bayless
Rick Bayless. Photo: Galdones Photography

Windy City Playhouse Artistic Director Amy Rubenstein announced today that the theater will be collaborating with James Beard Award-winning chef Rick Bayless on a theatrical project to be presented at the theater in early 2021.

The yet to be named project will team Bayless with Rubenstein and Associate Artistic Director Carl Menninger  to create what the theater is calling a fully immersive theatrical, culinary farce.

The farce will showcase special tastes crafted by Bayless as the story unfolds.

A drunk chef (Bayless?), a couple in crisis, a dishonest health inspector and a spy from a competing restaurant are all part of the plot as the upscale restaurant struggles to host a special event.

About Rick Bayless 

Most people know Rick Bayless from winning the title of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” besting the competition with his authentic Mexican cuisine. His highly rated public television series, “Mexico: One Plate at a Time,” is broadcast coast to coast and his nine cookbooks have earned multiple high-profile accolades. His Chicago restaurants include: Frontera Grill, Topolobampo, Xoco, Tortas Frontera at Chicago’s O’Hare , Leña Brava, Cruz Blanca and Bar Sótano. 

About Windy City Playhouse

Windy City Playhouse is a professional theater and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located on Chicago’s northwest side. Premiering in March of 2015 with a mission to present contemporary, relevant, and approach art, the Playhouse has quickly become a mainstay of the Chicago theater scene. In 2018, its runaway hit, the immersive “Southern Gothic” solidified the Playhouse as the first choice in Chicago theater for one-of-a-kind audience experience. “Experience driven. Audience first.”

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