Piti Theatre Company Present: Sammy and the Grand Buffet

Piti Theatre Company Present: Sammy and the Grand Buffet

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 3:00 pm
All ages. Tickets $8 adv, $9.99 door. Special Family Ticket: Groups of four and more = 1 person gets in free. Plus clowning/theatre workshops 10:30 - noon and 1:30 - 2:30 pm


Saturday, Nov. 18, 3 pm. All ages. Tickets $8 adv, $9.99 door. Special Family Ticket: Groups of four and more = 1 person gets in free.

Plus clowning/theatre workshops

10:30 - noon (adult workshop, pay what you think it was worth)

1:30 - 2:30 pm (young people ages 8 - 14 who want to be in Sammy and the Grand Buffet, $8 includes ticket to the show so you can make your entrance).

“Sammy and the Grand Buffet engaged children and had them up on their feet dancing and participating. A great take for young kids and families alike.”
- Danielle Olsen, Producer, Summer in the City, Cambridge

"Mirin is a performer with energy to burn.” – nytheatre.com

Two time Independent Reviewer of New England Award nominated solo performer Jonathan Mirin of Piti Theatre Co. brings his new all ages physical comedy to the Shea! An American (Clown) in Paris, Sammy needs to prepare his boss's restaurant for that evening’s Grand Buffet. He does his best with the To Do List but . . . it’s not easy being Sammy. Forty magic, music and happy accident-filled minutes later, the Grand Buffet will be served by our hero to an unusually adventurous group of children travelling abroad.

Inspired by Chaplin, Keaton, Calvin and Hobbes and the 1947 film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Sammy was written and directed by Jonathan Mirin and Godeliève Richard and developed in collaboration with Avner Eisenberg (Avner the Eccentric).

Critics respond to Jonathan’s previous solos:

“Mirin manages to find comedy in his struggle as he bounces between 20 different characters during this celebrated hourlong production." - Boston Magazine, “7 Events Worth Your Time This Month”

“A manic primer on the old saws of investing…” – Danny Hakin, The New York Times

“Jonathan Mirin has written a play for our time…[Mirin] could be Silicon Valley’s poet laureate.” – Mike Cassidy, San Jose Mercury News


Young Actors Rehearsal: ages 8 - 14 are invited to participate in a one hour acting workshop before the show to prepare them to become guests at the Grand Buffet. Limited to 10 participants. Fee: $8.00

(includes ticket to Sammy and the Grand Buffet so you can make your entrance).

Clown is a Four Letter Word: A theatre workshop for adults and older teens designed to help participants:

- be more present

- have more fun

- exhale

- understand how to construct basic clown scenarios for amusement at home, in the office and onstage

Jonathan Mirin has taught and directed theatre in the U.S. and abroad since 1998.
“Amazingly helpful . . . I feel reinvigorated about writing and also how my unique writing fits into the spectrum of comedy. Thank you.”
- Ruby Fox, Solo Performer
“It was great to find how physicality could feed the creative mind for writing. The specifics with my own characters were incredibly helpful.”
- Heather Houston, Graduate Student in Playwriting, Boston University

Cost: Pay what you think it was worth.

To register for either workshop, email: workshop@sammythehuman.com

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Montague Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Local sponsors include Franklin Community Co-op (Green Fields Market and McCusker's Market) and Swiss Harmony.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Underwriters

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Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!