On the Boards Queen Anne
Thu., March 30, 6 p.m. 2017
Recommended by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue
"It is very rare that anyone has their phone out," Bethany Jean Clement once wrote of On the Boards' Studio Suppers series. Given the current behavior of pretty much everyone everywhere in any dining situation, I cannot think of higher praise. The Studio Suppers series is a communal dinner served on the opening night of select On the Boards shows. It's inclusive of booze and all the other dining necessities, and the pricing is on a sliding scale ($25–$100), with the idea being to encourage poor artist types to come rub elbows with wealthy art patron types. This time, they'll be rubbing elbows over the brilliant culinary delights of Renee Erickson. I would like to be all cool and hip and totally jaded to Renee Erickson, because that sounds like something a truly hipster food writer would do, but it's impossible. She's a straight-up wizardess, and her name on the bill would be enough to bring me in. However, the show also looks awesome. It's a dance performance choreographed by Heather Kravas, called Visions of Beauty, that aims to challenge our notions of gender and bills itself as "punk in attitude, feminist in spirit, and deliberately anti-spectacle." Pair all that with copious amounts of wine—which is, again, included in your ticket price—and you've got the recipe for a very stimulating evening. One note: you have to be on On the Boards' special Studio Suppers mailing list to get a reservation link to these things. So if you're not already signed up, you may be out of luck this time, but let that serve as a stern reminder not to miss out on the next few, which feature eats from the likes of Little Uncle and Harry's Fine Foods.