Half Moon Theatre’s 10-Minute Plays at CIA

Celebrates Hudson Valley’s love affair with food June 12–13

Half Moon Theatre will close its season at the Culinary Institute of America with its fifth annual Ten Minute Play Festival. This year’s theme, All You Can Eat, celebrates the new partnership between HMT and the CIA with ten 10-minute plays — all written by nationally recognized playwrights expressly for this festival — set in familiar local eateries or featuring food-related themes at hot spots around the Hudson Valley.

Half Moon Theatre reads 10-Minute plays at the CIA June 12–13. 

Half Moon Theatre reads 10-Minute plays at the CIA June 12–13.

On this culinary adventure, journey to Mercato restaurant with a couple for a special occasion; join Margo and Dean while they fight for their future together over a tiramisù at the CIA’s Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici; eavesdrop on a master chef and her assistant as they prepare a dish at an exclusive French bistro; sit in a Cold Spring gazebo with an odd couple; and ride with a mother and daughter as they careen down the Thruway toward Junior Chef summer camp at the CIA.

Half Moon Theatre’s company of professional actors and invited artists participate in this staged reading. The event is geared toward a more mature audience, with adult humor and situations.

Playwrights include Rob Handel, Rob Ackerman, Migdalia Cruz, Margaret Namulyanga, Darrah Cloud, Jenny Lyn Bader, David Simpatico, Lisa Kimball, Mark Burns and Kate Moira Ryan.

Performances are June 12 at 8 p.m. and June 13 at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at halfmoontheatre.org or by calling 800-838-3006. All performances are at the Marriott Pavilion at the CIA in Hyde Park.

Pretheatre evening reservations at CIA restaurants are available for $39 per person at American Bounty, Bocuse and Caterina de’ Medici by calling 845-905-4533. Pangea will be open for dinner before the Friday performance, and a $29 pretheatre menu is available at ciarestaurantgroup.com.

Photo courtesy of Half Moon Theatre

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