Home-Style Cooking at the Gateway Cafe

One-Act: The usual crowd gathers for coffee at their favorite diner in a small western town until a mysterious stranger enters and engages them in conversation. But who's telling the truth and who's not? And what's the lunch special?
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Home-Style Cooking at the Gateway Cafe

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  • Julie Zaffarano:
    12 Oct. 2020
    Philip Middleton Williams delights us once again with his imaginative, down-homey, twisty play, “Home-Style Cooking at the Gateway Cafe.” Love these characters and would love to have dinner with them tonight!
  • Ross Tedford Kendall:
    4 Oct. 2020
    A play that subverts expectations. The twists and turns for every character is very entertaining, and serves as a reminder that not everything is as it seems. A lesson for us all to take.
  • D. Lee Miller:
    22 Sep. 2020
    'HOME-STYLE COOKING' hits the spot as Philip Middleton Williams brings us to Small Town, USA. The contrast between trusting your neighbor and easily served lies are flipped on their heads where you don't know who is telling the truth. This would bring a daily special to any festival - because it's a spot on take of America today.

Character Information

  • CELESTE
    Mid-fifties
    Owner of the Gateway Cafe
  • EVA
    Mid-thirties
    CELESTE's daughter.
  • J.R.
    Mid-twenties
    CELESTE's son.
  • LARRY
    Mid-thirties
    Local guy.
  • GINA
    Mid-thirties,
    Mestiza
    Local
  • ROBBY
    Mid-twenties
    Local kid.
  • TIM
    Mid-thirties
    Former local, visiting.
  • RAY
    Middle-age.
    Out-of-towner.