Hickory – Infusing sitcom and reality-show comedy with modern-day cooking shows, Caroline Smith’s witty comedy The Kitchen Witches begins its 10 performance run this Friday, February 9th at 8pm in the Firemen’s Kitchen at the Hickory Community Theatre.

In this delightful play, Isobel Lomax and Dolly Biddle are two cable-access cooking show hostesses who have hated each other for 30 years, ever since Larry Biddle dated one and married the other. When circumstances put them together on a TV show called “The Kitchen Witches,” the insults are flung harder than the food! Dolly’s long-suffering TV-producer son Stephen tries to keep them on track, but when the show becomes a ratings smash, Stephen loses control of his two stars. Blend Martha Stewart with Paula Dean – Add a heavy dash of Jerry Springer – Bring to a boil and enjoy.

Performances of The Kitchen Witches are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm (Feb 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24); Thursdays at 7:30pm (Feb 15 & 22); and Sundays at 2:30pm (Feb 18 & 25.)

All seats are $16, seniors and students are $14. Tickets are now on sale online at hickorytheatre.org or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wednesday through Friday.

HCT is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. The Kitchen Witches is produced by Dr. George Clay, III, DDS and Robert Abbey, Inc.

Photo: Chrissy Schramm and Connie Bools are The Kitchen Witches at the Hickory Community Theatre. Performances run February 9th through 25th in the Firemen’s Kitchen. Photo by Lauren Albers.