Community Conversations: Bingham McHale leads post show discussions at the Indiana Repertory Theatre
Bingham McHale is proud to sponsor the community conversations for I Love to Eat and Nobody Don’t Like Yogi. I was fortunate to be able to lead two of the conversations following performances of I Love to Eat, a look at the
life of James Beard, the first TV chef. The lively discussions from foodies of all backgrounds touched on their unique connections with food as well as learning more about James Beard.
In addition, I had the opportunity to meet Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation, when she visited the IRT to see the world premiere of I Love to Eat. We had dinner at Indianapolis’ own James Beard Foundation recognized restaurant, R Bistro, with chef/owner Regina Mehallick (www.rbistro.com). Susan shared that the Foundation is excited about the play I Love to Eat and its insightful depiction of the spirit of James Beard. Mr. Beard believed in the unique qualities of what he called “American cookery.” Mr. Beard’s mission was to showcase the quality and heritage of American food and cooking across our country and the world.
The community conversations following these shows provide an opportunity for the audience to process these powerful performances immediately following the show, while also creating a starting point for a larger discussion within the community. I look forward to the upcoming discussions that will be sponsored by Bingham McHale for Radio Golf.Go to blog homepage >>