One boy’s dream almost crushed because of a silly argument. This young boy, better known as Apprentice, is trying to pass the “Big Test” in order to become a certified chef, just like his grandfather was. When he is introduced to this test, Headmaster runs himself into a humongous mistake; he chose two chefs instead of one! A competition between these two chefs, both wanting to become the “Chosen One,” creates a recipe for disaster. Their little inputs become so immense that, in the end, the poor boy’s dreams are almost ruined, until he has one more chance: dessert!
In order to make this disastrous recipe a recipe for success, you must add the right ingredients! When I asked cast members Jon Gentry, David Dickinson, Kate Haas, and Ricky Araiza the unique question of “What ingredients make your recipe for success,” I received very interesting answers. Kate Haas (Chef 1) told me that, in order to have a recipe for success, you have to have a sense of humor and good communication. Ricky Araiza (Apprentice) thought that having a supporting family and friends plus one main goal is the recipe. Jon Gentry (Headmaster) said that you got to have the money! The REAL recipe for success is all of those mixed together!
My curiosity always takes the best of me, so I asked them a question that would allow me to snoop inside their refrigerators. Asking them to name only three ingredients they would want most in their fridges provided much information to me, and helped me understand what mattered the most to them. Jon Gentry said that, no matter what, he needed pepper, cheese, and milk. Kate Haas gave me a similar answer composed of cheese, apples, and bread. David Dickinson (Chef 2) answered, saying that he needed eggs, bread, and peanut butter. Ricky Araiza went unique, saying hot sauce, cheese, and spinach. A very interesting combination, if you ask me.
The opposite of success is disaster, so I asked them, “What is your biggest disaster that has ever happened to you on stage?” David Dickinson told me that his biggest disaster ever was when he was going to perform at a school and he completely forgot his costume in the trunk of his car 30 miles away! Luckily, someone drove out to get it just in time. A completely different story, Jon Gentry told me that his disaster was when he dropped a glass fishbowl, causing it to shatter everywhere. He had some shards in his hands and knees, so when he walked he left bloodied footprints everywhere. He did say he was exaggerating just a little though! Ricky Araiza told me of the time that he got locked out of a car he had to take to a performance at a school and came an hour late. On the other hand, we have Kate Haas, who trips on stage, no matter what type of shoes she is wearing!
Once this play starts, you are instantly engulfed with laughter! It is such a riot that everyone from my grandfather down to my little brother enjoyed it. With such funny comedy in this show, it is a must see!