On Saturday night, Wild Imaginings founder Trent Sutton does something familiar and new, familiar in the sense of intimate theater performed in non-theatrical settings and new in the sense of a new play he has written.
Sutton will join actress Mackenzie Nelson in the two-man romantic comedy “You Can Never Have Too Much,” staged Saturday night as a dinner theater at the downtown art space Cultivate 7twelve, 712 Austin Ave . meal. Tickets are $50 per person, $85 per couple and are available through Cultivate 7twelve and in line.
It is the first dinner theater of the Waco company created to defend new and different works and a different genre from other plays written by Sutton. “It’s the kind of theater I love the most: two people on stage captivating an audience,” he says.
His play, directed by Wild Imaginings colleague Jamie Pecina, is about a newlywed couple (Sutton and Nelson) together in their first apartment, then later as they unwrap gifts after a housewarming party. “In classic rom-com fashion, things start to spiral out of control,” he said.
The work is the latest from Sutton, co-author of “Jesus and Valium” presented this fall, and the adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by Dickens, told from the point of view of ghosts, staged at Stratton Building in December.