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Dance, acrobatics, and a pinch of theatrics are the essential ingredients in this remarkable show that explores life in the family kitchen where lessons are learned, bonds are forged, and secrets are exchanged. In their latest delightfully inventive production, Cuisine & Confessions, The 7 Fingers of the Hand interprets relationships and storytelling through the process of food preparation in their own playful way. This Montreal-based group gets right into the heart of the home, using circus acts and acrobatics to depict scenes of family meals and intimate moments. This acclaimed ensemble’s name is a twist on a French idiom, “the five fingers of the hand,” which describes distinct parts moving in coordination toward a common goal. In this case, there are seven artistic collaborators who achieve a common goal in creating an amazing production. The highly skilled artists, with their precisely timed stunts, provide the perfect recipe for an unforgettable theatrical event. “A perfect blend with just the right ingredients.” (Huffington Post)


Pre-Performance Discussion with a Member of the Company begins 45 minutes before each performance.

*** Please come early or plan to stay after to enjoy a mini festival celebrating food, art, and confessions. From 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, there will be food trucks selling snacks and dinner, artsy outdoor demonstrations, and an indoor confessions booth in our lobby to reveal your most guilty food pleasure. ***

Join us for an Outdoor Mini-Festival
Saturday, April 8, 4 - 8 p.m. 
Center for the Arts Plaza 

Confessions, cuisine, and a little bit of party

Enjoy food and entertainment in between the Saturday performances of Cuisine & Confessions on the plaza outside the Center for the Arts. From 4-8 p.m., food trucks will sell snacks and dinner as well as artsy outdoor demonstrations. Plus, come early or stay late for an indoor confessions booth to reveal your most guilty food pleasure. Admission to the festival is free.


Love Ramen noodles or Flamin' Hot Cheetos? Eat peanut butter with a spoon? Confess your guilty food pleasure in our lobby confessions booth.

Share your own before the performance by posting a photo or video to social media, tagging @gmu_cfa, and using the hashtag #mycuisineconfession.


Taste some cuisine by local food trucks from 4-8 p.m.

  • Captain Cookie and the Milkman
  • Doug the Food Dude
  • Steak and Shake