OFFICIAL WINNER OF THE HOLLYWOOD ENCORE PRODUCERS’ AWARD!
Winner, Theatre Theater Podcast Playwright Award
Nominee, Best Comedy
Original run June 5, 10, 18
Encore performance: July 8,
7 PM, The McCadden Theatre
Love Chicken explores interpersonal questions of belonging, choice, friendship, and love. Longtime friends Yan (they/she) and Lolo (they/he) are planning a weekend getaway for their queer chosen family to reconnect, following Lolo’s gender transition and Yan’s estranged relationship with staid husband Dave. Things begin to fall apart as soon as they reach the mountain cabin—the friends don’t show, but Dave does, to Lolo’s outrage. Their friend Max (they/them) also arrives, a calm foil for Yan’s conflicted self-recrimination, and Dave’s hapless lack of self-awareness. Grievances are aired, prior deceptions are revealed, and new dynamics arise.
The second act takes place all in one evening at Lolo’s place—their quiet night in with Max is interrupted by Yan, whose relationship with Dave is now open, seeking solace after a bad date with someone new. As Dave and Max bond outside, Lolo and Yan unearth buried feelings, building to a confrontation where all four have to choose which relationships are worth fighting for and which have run out of road.
Please be aware that masks are required for all ticketholders of LOVE CHICKEN, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn at all times.