The Poetry of Pizza
A Play in Four Slices.
Professor Sarah Middleton arrives in Denmark to teach at the University of Copenhagen, only to find her life thrown off course when she stops by the Vermundsgade Pizzeria. She falls head over heels in love with the pizza maker, Soran Saleen, a Kurdish refugee who wins her heart with his unusual pizzas. Sarah and Soran’s unlikely courtship arouses the curiosity and passions of everyone around them (an assortment of Danish, Arab and American characters) setting in motion a rash of culinary courtships, cross cultural misunderstandings and a chaotic comedy of errors.
“A smart and seductive comedy. A thoughtful story about love transcending cultural lines.” —Between the Lines
“In an entertainment industry woefully inept at accurate and humane portrayals of Arabs, Muslims and Iraqis, The Poetry of Pizza is a romantic feel-good (and taste-good) comedy that spans cultural gulfs while celebrating heartfelt human connection. This is a sit-back-and-smile farce replete with Danish agoraphobics, Middle Eastern pizza chefs, and busy-body voyeurs, all in love with the idea of finding true love.” —Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis
“I laughed, I cried, I ordered a pizza” — Audience member, Sonora, CA
“Audiences will walk out of the theatre feeling good!” —Chelsea Standard, MI
“A screwball comedy that would make Preston Sturges proud” —Daily Record, Morristown, NJ