George Mason University’s Center for the Arts presents Montreal’s The 7 Fingers of the Hand in their energetic and imaginative production of Cuisine & Confessions on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and on Sunday, April 9 at 4 p.m. in the Concert Hall. In addition, the Center will host a free outdoor mini-festival celebrating food, music, and community between shows on April 8 from 4-8 p.m. in the venue’s outdoor plaza.
In this delightfully inventive production, The 7 Fingers of the Hand invites audiences into the family kitchen where lessons are learned, bonds are forged, and secrets are exchanged. For this production, the company mixes dance, acrobatics, and circus acts while preparing a meal on stage to create a unique culinary and theatrical feast.These highly skilled artists provide the perfect recipe for an unforgettable theatrical event with their precisely timed stunts.
Playing off the theme of food, art, and confessions, the Center for the Arts will offer a free mini-festival on April 8 from 4-8 p.m. in the courtyard directly in front of the venue. The event will feature local food trucks selling snacks and dinner, artsy outdoor demonstrations by students and local groups, and a “confessions” photo booth in the Center’s lobby where attendees will reveal their guiltiest food pleasure. Participating food trucks include: Doug the Food Dude, offering healthy wraps and rolls; Steak and Shake, known for its All-American favorites; and Captain Cookie and the Milkman, serving baked goods and ice cream.
Performances of Cuisines & Confessions will take place in the Center for the Arts’ Concert Hall located at 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, Virginia. Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Center for the Arts’ Ticket Office (open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), by calling 888-945-2468, or through the Center for the Arts’ website at cfa.gmu.edu.
About Great Performances at Mason
Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.