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The Kitchen Witches

The Kitchen Witches
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Caroline Smith
Publisher: Samuel French (cover may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 73
Pub. Date: 2006
Edition: Acting
ISBN-10: 0573632863
ISBN-13: 9780573632860
Cast Size: 2 female, 2 male

About the Play:

The Kitchen Witches is a full-length comedy by Caroline Smith. In our food-centric culture, where The Food Network and cable cooking competitions like "Top Chef" and "Hell’s Kitchen" top the ratings, a play dedicated to the culinary arts – like The Kitchen Witches – is a must-see. The play shifts between on-air theatrics and off-air titillation, and is hilarious, with a dash of farce and just a hint of drama thrown in for good measure.

The Kitchen Witches tells the story of Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle, two rival cable TV cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put the archrivals together on a TV show called The Kitchen Witches, the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly's long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but as long as Dolly's dressing room is one inch closer to the set than Isobel's, it's a losing battle. The show becomes a ratings hit as Dolly and Isobel provide more viewing excitement than both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer! 

The Kitchen Witches was first produced in 2003 at the Stirling Festival Theatre in Stirling, Ontario and won the 2005 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Contest. The play enjoyed widespread acceptance among leading professional and amateur theatres throughout Canada and the U.S., and has become a popular choice for community theatre productions.

Cast: 2 female, 2 male

What people say:

"Canadian playwright Caroline Smith has whipped up a hilarious tale." — Simcoe Times-Reformer

"Take a handful of animated actors, add a lively and responsive audience, let the plot thicken and you get a savoury show that's sure to please even the fussiest palate." — The Orangeville Banner

bout the Playwright:

Caroline Smith is a Canadian performer, choreographer, director, teacher, adjudicator and playwright who has worked at almost every major theatre in Canada, including the Shaw Festival and the Canadian Opera Company. From 1996 to 2009, she was Artistic and Managing Director of the Stirling Festival Theatre. Under her leadership, the company won three Lieutenant Governor's Awards, numerous business awards, and she was presented with an honorary Arts degree from Loyalist College.