Pig: A Restaurant opens at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (307 W. 26th Street) at 8pm on October 26, 2011. Writer Leila Cohan-Miccio (a former editor of restaurant blog Grub Street) and star Lauren Conlin Adams (who's waited tables at top restaurants like Pure Food & Wine, Balthazar, and DB Bistro Moderne) have harnessed their backgrounds in the food industry to create a solo show that lampoons everything from celebrity chef culture to ultra-locavorism. Says Helen Rosner of Saveur: "The restaurant world is already so full of absurdity and self-parody that you wouldn't think a comedy show about it could improve on reality. But oh my god, Pig: A Restaurant kills it. The sexually voracious be-hatted critic, the precisely-calculated bad-boy chef, the vacuously hostessing model-slash, the cooking show contestant nearing meat psychosis - everything about it is totally, completely based in reality, and that's what makes it so ridiculously, spectacularly amazing."
This month, Pig: A Restaurant will be performed at 8pm on Wednesday, October 26. Tickets are $5, which includes admission to both Pig: A Restaurant and Doug Moe Is A Bad Dad. Reservations may be made here.
Pig: A Restaurant stars Lauren Conlin Adams. Currently seen each month with Friars' Club Sketch Competition winners Onassis, Lauren has performed at UCB with improvised movie Oscarbait and former house team Slow Burn. She has worked in New York with the Prospect Theater Company and regionally with The B Street Theatre, Foothill Theatre Company, Lakes Region Summer Theatre (RIP) and The Children's Theatre of California. Writer Leila Cohan-Miccio is the co-creator/writer of Vag Magazine, a web comedy that goes behind the scenes of a hipster third-wave feminist magazine. Vag Magazine has been written up everywhere from Salon to the New York Observer and was named one of 2010's top ten web series by industry site GigaOM. Leila also wrote the sketch show This Is About Smith, which enjoyed a six month run at UCB and was an official selection of SketchFest NYC 2011. She is proud to be a current member of Stone Cold Fox, UCB's first-ever weekend house sketch team, and to have written twenty shows with former Maude team High Treason. Caitlin Tegart (Vag Magazine, How Rude: Tim and D'Arcy Find the 90s, Waiting for Obama: A Night in the Hall of Presidents) directs.