CLEARWATER - “Cookin’ with Gus,” by Jim Brochu, runs May 8 through July 13 at Early Bird Dinner Theatre, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater.
Evening performances are presented Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with seating at 4 p.m. Matinees are presented Thursdays and Saturdays, with seating at 11 a.m. Cost is $29.90 which includes dinner and show.
Gussie Richardson is a famous food columnist and cookbook author.
Her agent comes to tell her she's been offered her own daily network television show. She wants to do it, but her husband Walter is dead set against it and Gussie discovers she has stage fright and can't open her mouth in front of a camera.
Everybody tries to help her get over it ... Walter through hypnotism, Bernie her agent by threats; and even wacky Gypsy Carmen from next door casts spells. Just when Gussie thinks she's cured, the taping turns into a comic nightmare concluding in an all-out food fight that almost ends the show and her marriage.