Pig: A Restaurant is a new comedy being performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City's Chelsea district. Both the show's creator, Leila Cohan-Miccio, and star Lauren Adams use their food-industry experience to create a realistic and humorous look behind the scenes of a pork -themed restaurant. Cohan-Miccio is a former editor of the foodie website Grub Street (and producer of the web video Vag Magazine) while Adams is a New York City actress and restaurant veteran who has waited tables everywhere from Balthazar to Pure Food and Wine.
Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant can easily relate to the characters and exaggerated situations. Take hostess Aurora, for example. She’s a model/actress/hostess who claims she got her job because she just looks so good standing in front of stuff. Of course no restaurant is complete without an irate, full-of-themselves co-worker to terrorize the staff. Enter head chef Annie, a former Top Chef quarter-finalist. Essentially a one-woman show (all roles are played by Adams), multimedia is featured through-out which helps to keep things fresh and interesting.
Feel like being a fly on the wall at the restaurant’s opening night? Pig will be showing November 3rd and 17th. For pricing information and showtimes check out the UCB website.
Photograph by Sarah Gainer