A Tactile Dinner (at Big Bear)

A 10 course-meal for the senses at Big Bear Café

“This daringly interactive, philosophically pungent, meal-like extravaganza is designed to spatula audiences out of their comfort zones — theatrical and gustatory — and instill a new appreciation of sensory experience.” – The Washington Post

The 2009 Capfringe hit is back – this time with 10 “courses” for vegetarians at the Big Bear Café.

More about the experience

The Menu for Big Bear Café

Course 1: Meowinetti Mix

Course 2: Prelude to Flavors

Course 3: The Excited Bear

Course 4: Milk

Course 5: Perfected Pizza

Course 6: Carrot+Cucumber=Professor

Course 7: Mystery Meatball Machine

Course 8: Touch/Taste

Course 9: Rations

Course 10: Battaglia

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2010 Big Bear Café Performances

TH 5/13: 8:00pm

FR 5/14: 7:30pm

SA 5/15: 7:00pm & 9:30pm

$25 plus $5 suggested gratuity


Press Release


Other Reviews

“It manages the rare trick in avant-garde performance of not taking itself too seriously, of embracing the audience rather than intentionally alienating it: think Top Chef hosted by Stephen Colbert.” – ReadySetDC

Artistic Collaborators

Carmen C. Wong

Direction and Concept

Niell DuVal

Technical Director and Props

Susie Pamudji

Production Manager

Ayodamola Okunseinde


Samantha Vick-McGill

Head Chef & Costume Assistance

Josh Chambers


Mark DeCelles

Sous Chef

Glynnis Vance

Costume Consultant

Karol Urban

Audio for Video and Milk Croon (sung by Kay DuVal)

Chebonne Littlefield

Meowinetti Mix


Mystery in the Kitchen


Stephanie Davio

Costume Assistance & Head Servertron

Ken Hays


Melissa Krodman

Choreography & Servertron

Carrie Monger

Choreography & Servertron

Otis Ramsey-Zöe

Dramaturgy Assistance & Servertron

Many thanks to

Wanchun Wu

Production Assistant

Joseph Price

Box-Office Manager

Meiyu Tsung

Marketing and Press Contact

Amy Cesal

Graphic Designer

Laura Kellner


Garner’s Produce

The Farm at Sunnyside

Reid’s Orchards & Winery

Big Bear Cafe

Anna Blasco

Stacey Carlberg

Craig Huzway

Sarah Lengyel

Alex Padro

Rick Pelasara

Robin Shuster

Kathleen & Marty DuVal-Smith