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Greetings from the Land of Enchantment: don’t miss our Debriana Mansini and Chef Hunter!

Chef Hunter of Hunter & Charlie’s – Teams Up With Actress Debrianna Mansini at THE MEATBALL CHRONICLES

by BWW News Desk

Debrianna Mansini of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad teams up again with Chef Hunter of Hunter & Charlie’s in Hollywood for a Q&A about food, friendship and families recipes… recipes! April 7th at 4:15 p.m. immediately after her 3 p.m. matinee of THE MEATBALL CHRONICLES at the Hudson Guild Theatre (6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood 90038). Tickets are $30 and available at:

https://www.onstage411.com/meatball

Last year Hunter & Debrianna joined forces during Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018 to help push the passage in congress of the Anti- Lunch Shaming Act of 2017 and to raise money for Project Angel Food.

“Mansini is a highly attuned and nuanced storyteller, embarking on an enthralling pilgrimage that carries the audience all-the-way, from highs & lows, tears and joys. Very Highly Recommended!”

– GIA ON THE MOVE

“Mansini gives one helluva poignant, powerhouse performance that will leave you laughing, crying and oh so hungry for more.” – LISA LUCAS, Emmy Winning Writer/Producer

“The Meatball Chronicles is so artfully written and beautifully performed that the stories Debrianna shares, even the painful or shameful ones, are magical gifts to her audience.” – NOHO ARTS DISTRICT

Beautifully constructed show that combines heart, smarts and insights. Not a wasted moment.

– Mildred Lewis (Certified Theatre Critic – HFF)

“The show went to the core of the issue and was heartfelt emotional and clever with food idioms and language peppered in.” – Certified Theatre Critic – HFF

“Mansini brings us on a culinary journey that is funny, touching, wrenching and somehow delicious throughout.” – Bob Tzudiker, (Newsies, Tarzan)

“Mansini crafts this piece in a way that transcends her own storoy into universal themes that anyone who has a family can love.” – ASHTON MARCUS (BETTER LEMONS)

“Courageous one woman show. Debriana Mansini brings home this beautifully written autobiographical play.” — JUNE STODDARD (Certified Theatre Critic – HFF)

“The Meatball Chronicles is an engaging and entertaining one-woman show starring actress Debrianna Mansini. This production is a wonderful journey through her own life, accompanied by a skillfully assembled collection of pictures and film footage.” – BOB RICH (Certified Theatre Critic – HFF)

Hunter Long Fox spent a lot of his time growing up in Luray, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley with his grandmother and great grandmother. They grew their own vegetables, butchered meat, raised chickens and made their own butter with fresh milk that was delivered a few times a week. Hunter was taught the value in raising an animal from birth to table and in knowing how to grow vegetables from just seedlings through canning for winter use. Raised to respect life he learned to value the process of creating food dishes grown self-sufficiently.

He also spent time on the Potomac River in historic Southern Maryland with his Mother and sisters on St Georges Island; fishing, crabbing, shucking and seeding oysters. His mother was a chef and caterer and was the most influential in Hunter’s work in the kitchen.

Hunter moved to California in the early 90’s and has worked in restaurants from San Francisco to Sonoma Co. to Los Angeles. He’s been influenced by some amazing chefs throughout his life.

He and his husband opened Hunter & Charlie’s in Hollywood in hopes of making a difference in their community. They make good country style food that is fresh, local, healthy and some perhaps not so healthy… Slow roasted meats, stews, and soups. Fresh salads. All of their sausages are made in-house by hand. Their menu is especially inspired by the city of Los Angeles! With Korean, Italian, Romanian, Mexican, and Californian influences… Hunter & Charlie’s embraces all the state has to offer.

THE MEATBALL CHRONICLES returns to Los Angeles March 29 – April 14, 2019, at the Hudson Guild Theatre (6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood 90038). Performances are Friday & Saturday 8PM and Sunday 3PM.Tickets are $30 and available at: http://www.onstage411.com/meatball

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and TV Critic at TheHollywoodTimes.Today, a showbiz/promotions aggregate mainly for insiders. She has written for Communications Daily, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International plus freelanced for others. Valerie donates and works closely with the Human Rights Campaign (Fed Club Council Member), GLSEN, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal and the Desert Aids Project. She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club. Milano loves meeting people and does so in her fave getaway Palm Springs as a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and the Old Las Palmas area community member. For years Valerie was a board member and one of the chief organizers for the Television Critics Association’s press tours. The tours take place twice a year in Beverly Hills/Pasadena.