On one hot July night in 1961, the staff of the Café du Grand Boeuf awaits the imminent arrival of Victor, the Café’s owner and sole patron. But when Monsieur returns from the bullfights in Madrid, he brings with him news that sends his adoring staff into a race to save their jobs….and their master’s life. A “comic tragedy in seven courses” celebrating the joys of food, sex, bullfighting and the collected works of Ernest Hemingway.
“Boulder Ensemble Theatre’s “Empty Plate” is a thoroughly satisfying meal of a production.” – The Daily Camera
“BETC once again proves itself to be one of Boulder’s most talented and exciting theater companies.” – Boulder Weekly
“…this is an epic journey [John] Arp takes us on. And it’s a ride well worth taking…” – Denver Post
“Delightful and inventive performances all the way around.” – Colorado Drama
Directed by Rebecca Remaly and starring John Arp, Michael Bouchard, Bob Buckley, Josh Hartwell, Theresa Reid and Crystal Verdon Eisele
Producing Ensemble Director’s Comments: This play, from one of the most popular American playwrights, is a wonderful combination of love and laughter and is sure to send audiences to the door with a serious appetite!
Producing Partners: Goff and Goff, LLC
Season 5 was presented through the generous support of Sacha Millstone, Senior Vice President, Millstone Evans Group of Raymond James and Associates, Inc.