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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Julia Child


This show features:
Working women, culinary history, television history, husband/wife partnership
Mary Ann Jung as Julia Child

Anyone who enjoys ethnic cooking or fine dining can thank the ebullient Julia Child for opening up America's kitchens and minds! Her popularization of French cooking through books and television began a food revolution whose effects are felt to this day. Julia set the standard and format by which all cooking shows would be subsequently judged and taught us to look outside our country for culinary inspiration. But she was far more than an outstanding cook. She was a tremendous scholar, teacher, and innovator whose joie de vivre captured the hearts of all who met and saw her.

The show "Julia Child - Queen of Cuisine" pays tribute to the incredible energy, passion, and sense of playfulness with which she approached her greatest loves: her husband and her cooking. The program highlights Julia's early search to find her life's calling. It provides fascinating insight into her struggles at Le Cordon Bleu, to develop and publish "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", and finally to create the groundbreaking "French Chef" television show. Using audience members to portray Julia's beloved husband Paul and her co-authors Simca and Louisette, it's a lively recipe for fun!

Comment from audience member:

"GREAT job last night. That show was terrific fun to watch, really pleased the audience, and gave a very good sense of Julia’s life and more importantly, the meaning of her life."
~Michael Field, playwright, speechwriter for the President of Johns Hopkins University

"Bravo! We rate this performance #1 in all the Performing Arts Series productions to date!"
Westmoreland Theater attendee, Westmoreland VA

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Maryland Chautauqua

Below: photos of "Julia Child" from Maryland Humanities Council "Maryland Chautauqua 2007"

excited3Mary Ann Jung as Julia Child 

chiks2Roasting Miss Chicken

Knighting chickens

chiksMore chickens

Passionate Julia Child

Choosing an audience member to be Paul Child

Julia Child explains that she didn't drink when filming her shows!

A happy Julia Child

The audience enjoys the show

stageAddressing the rapt audience

threewomen2Julia Child and her 2 French cooking partners - portrayed by audience volunteers

Julia Child works with "Simca" and Louisette"


Exhuberant "Julia"

tentThe very 'americana' Chautauqua tent