A "Bite of Memphis" Production Spotlights Memphis' Food Culture

Memphis’ food culture is the highlight of a new and unique theater production.

From LoneTree Live, a Memphis production company, comes a new production, A Bite of MemphisThis documentary theater piece weaves the stories of a diverse group of voices from local chefs, home cooks, clergy, and foodies.

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LoneTree Live

LoneTree Live’s mission is to push the boundaries of theater in creative methods. I once attended an audio immersive production they did where you sit in the dark. They are truly doing some of the most unique productions in Memphis.

Throughout the production, monologues will be performed based on the real-life stories of local interviewees. A few examples include Jordon Douglas as Branon Mason, Head Chef from Ciao Bella and Nic Harris as Derravia Rich, Founder of Black Seeds Urban Farm.

A Bite of Memphis features 20+ Memphis locations with influential food traditions and their deep connections to the community. A map of each mentioned place can be found here.

“Our goal is to reveal the heart and soul of our city through our shared love of food. Audiences will have the opportunity to savor the rich flavors, traditions, and stories that define Memphis through its culinary heritage,” said Julia Hinson, LoneTree Live’s founder and producer.

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LoneTree Live
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Opening night is February 16 and will feature live music from The Hectics and reception of Memphis-inspired cuisine. Tickets are $25 for opening night.

Performances will run on every Friday (7:30 p.m.), Saturday (7:30 p.m.), and Sunday (2:00 p.m.) from February 16 through March 3 at Evergreen Theatre. Tickets are $20. Secure yours today here.

A special industry night performance is open to those in the hospitality and theater industries on Monday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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LoneTree Live

About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

Build your perfect Memphis meal:

I love to eat so if I were to have only one meal left.. I’m going all out. I’d start with an app of Gumbo Fries from Blue City Cafe or Bayou Fries from Chef Tam, wings from Good Fortune or Central’s (honey gold and Jamaican Jerk), potato salad from Fat Larry’s, side of bbq spaghetti from Bar-B-Q Shop, and fried okra from Soul Fish. All paired with a Beale Street Brewing Space Age Sippin’.

Your most memorable Memphis moment:

College GameDay on Beale Street. That was an electric and perfect morning. I was still working in news then and was able to take it in up close and on the stage at some points. The fun and joy of everyone down there that morning is unbeatable.

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