‘Culinary comedy’ to open Friday night

“The Kitchen Witches,” a culinary comedy, will be presented by the Branch River Theatre with performances opening this weekend at the Community House of Marlborough.

The play, written by Caroline Smith and directed by Jonathan Flower, tells the story of Isobel Lomax, played by Alana Korda, hostess of the cancelled cooking show “Dizzy Izzy,” and Dolly Biddle, played by Nancy Mosteller, hostess of the about to be cancelled show “Baking with Babcha.”

These are two “mature” cable-access cooking show chefs who have been at odds with one another for more than 30 years. The insults fly when Isobel makes an appearance at Dolly’s last show prompting Program Director Hugh Patterson, played by Henry Parkhurst, to create a new show around the dueling cooking show divas.

He tasks Dolly’s producer son Stephen Biddle, played by Bryan Hebert, to create a new cooking show format around the ladies and “The Kitchen Witches” is born.

Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays, March 14, 15, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for seniors (62 and up) and students. Credit cards are not accepted at the door. To purchase tickets online, visit or contact the new ticket line at 876-6131 or

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