Dorothy Lyman: My Kitchen Wars
Information on the new Dorothy Lyman play.

See Two-time Emmy Award Winner & Mama's Family Star

Dorothy Lyman


A Marriage Digested
Directed by Elinor Renfield

  • Information
    Two-time Emmy Award-winner Dorothy Lyman returns to New York to heat up the stage in MY KITCHEN WARS, a new work based on the acclaimed memoirs of Betty Fussell. Lyman portrays Fussell during the course of her unusual thirty-year marriage to Princeton professor Paul Fussell, battling over food, freedom and fidelity. Set against a backdrop of high-balls, haute cuisine and sex, it is the coming of age tale of a 1950ıs faculty wife emerging as an independent woman in conflict with her husbandıs expectations.

    MY KITCHEN WARS marks Dorothy Lyman’s return to the city that ignited her career. Lyman won two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Opal Gardner on "All My Children" She gained great notoriety as Naomi on "Mama's Family" and produced and directed three complete seasons of "The Nanny." Lyman began her career with Joseph Chaikinıs Open Theatre, wrote and starred in "A Rage in Tenure" (4 Dramalogue Awards), and directed and later starred in the New York production and national tour of "A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking."

  • Location
    78th Street Theatre Lab - 236 W. 78th Street, NYC

  • Performances
    Previews begin March 5th
    Opens March 17th- May 1st

  • Schedule
    Wed - Sat at 8:00, Sun at 7:30, matinees on Wed & Sat at 2:30 and Sun at 3:00

  • Tickets
    Regular Price (All Seats) - $35 / Group Price (8 or more) - $25

  • How to set up your groups
    Contact Chris or Meri at SRO (212) 391-1547 / Fax (212) 391-1546

  • Extras
    Talk-backs with Dorothy Lyman and/or Betty Fussell can be scheduled with advance notice.

    Deeply discounted copies of My Kitchen Wars by Betty Fussell can be made available to your groups with notice in advance.

    My Kitchen Wars Website