BITES THE PLAY WRAPS UP IN DTLA
BITES is a play that follows an abstract formula to high praise and international appeal. The play debuted in 2005 in London and followed in 2008 with premieres in Rome and Berlin. Now the play has hit the States with a showing at the Old Bank District Theatre on 4th and Main in Downtown LA.
The play wraps up this coming Sunday the 13th with a showing at 5pm, but there are three other opportunities between now and then to catch it. Find details, the list of showtimes, and buy tickets for just $20 here, and catch a synopsis below.
BITES is a surreal and poetic play, depicting the life of minorities and the human rights issues they raise. It takes place in a post-apocalyptic restaurant, where the actors play the roles of hostesses, chefs and waiters. They never leave the stage and their roles change from course to course, but there is a thin, connecting line linking all of the episodes and characters together. The restaurant itself is a haunted setting, a place in ruins, reminiscent of an already-devoured banquet, an almost lunar landscape consisting of decades of dcomposing leftovers. The play is served up in the form of a seven-course meal, each course telling a story from Afghanistan to Texas, passing through Guantanamo. The integrity of the lyric poetry mixed with pungent sarcasm uniﬁes the seven courses into one big feast.