CenterStage Theatre

Raging Skillet

December 7, 2019 - 22

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Area Premiere Comedy by Jacques Lamarre; Based on the book by Chef Rossi

Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission

Reserved Seats: $33     
JCC Member: $29
Students: $20

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Once Chef Rossi’s mother discovered the microwave, home cooked meals became a thing of the past. What starts as Rossi’s rebellion against her Orthodox Jewish mom ends with her becoming NYC’s #1 lesbian punk rock caterer in this hilarious and irreverent comedy.

Watch Chef Rossi and actress Stephanie Roosa on Fox's Good Day Rochester

Rochester First: ‘Raging Skillet’ play at JCC tells the story of a rebellious lesbian Jewish chef

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Review: CITY Newspaper

Post-show talkbacks with cast and creative team follow the first two Sunday matinees.

Chef Rossi w book
After select performances, audiences will have the opportunity to meet Chef Rossi, the inspiration for the play and author of The Raging Skillet: The True-Life Adventures of Chef Rossi, A Memoir
with Recipes…featuring many of the dishes cooked onstage.

Chef Rossi Meet & Greet/Book Signing Dates:
Saturday, December 7
Sunday, December 8 – Plus Post-Show Talk Back
Saturday, December 21
Sunday, December 22

Signed copies of Rossi’s book will be available at all performances.


  • Saturday, December 7 at 8pm
  • Sunday, December 8 at 2pm
  • Thursday, December 12 at 7pm
  • Saturday, December 14 at 8pm
  • Sunday, December 15 at 2pm Open Captioning
  • Thursday, December 19 at 7pm Open Captioning
  • Saturday, December 21 at 8pm
  • Sunday, December 22 at 2pm

Sponsored by:
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Community Partners:

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