Quantum Mechanic Art & Science :: Food & Music is an interactive culinary experience and opera performance, in Peterson Garden Project's Community Cooking School.
The event begins with mixology, food demos, and tasting with Chef Alvin Yu of Fyusion Dining.
Then, members of Floating Opera and 42nd Parallel present the Chicago premiere of Quantum Mechanic, a quirky, comedic 15-minute opera. Mrs. Schroedinger is preparing a dish in her kitchen when suddenly, her quantum QRX-3000 Refrigerator malfunctions, ripping a hole in time and space. As beings start to materialize from other dimensions, she calls for the help of the Quantum Mechanic. The mechanic soon realizes that he cannot fix the problem without destroying the alternate universe, but he must do what he has to do before all universes are lost. After the harrowing ordeal, Mrs. Schroedinger's dish is perfectly prepared and order is restored (courtesy of newfangledopera.org).
This one-of-a-kind experience ends with dessert, coffee, and an opportunity to meet the cast.
FROM A UNIVERSE IN THE FUTURE
Mrs. Schroedinger, a housewife - Jennifer Connor (6/18), Jennifer Barrett (6/25)
The Quantum Mechanic, a repairman - Bradley Schuller (6/18), Brett Potts (6/25)
FROM THE PARALLEL UNIVERSE NEXT DOOR
Aesop - Aaron Hunt (6/18 and 6/25)
The Quark Sisters:
1st Quark Sister, Miss Up-Down - Teaira Burge (6/18), Sarah Wasserman (6/25)
2nd Quark Sister, Miss Top-Bottom - Emily Jarzabkowski (6/18), Sarah Linske (6/25)
3rd Quark Sister, Miss Charm-Strange - Elizabeth Rudolph (6/18), Gretchen Adams (6/25)
Chamber Orchestra 42nd Parallel
Stage Director Andrew Snyder
Music Director Paul Hamilton
Conductor Chungers Kim