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Cast & Design Team Announced for AN EMPTY PLATE, Opening March 10

Circle Theatre is excited to announce the cast and design team for Michael Hollinger’s An Empty Plate in the Café Du Grand Boeuf. Tickets are now available for performances, which begin on March 10 and run through April 2. Opening night is set for March 12.

Circle’s Production is directed by Circle Theatre’s Executive Director, Tim Long. The cast features Ben Phillips as Victor, Patrick Bynane* as Claude, Ana Hagedorn* as Mimi, JR Bradford as Gaston, Fabian Cortina as Antoine, and Julie K. Rhodes as Miss Berger.

Circle Theatre’s production team members include Liz Stevens* (Stage Manager), Julia Bodiford (Assistant Director), Jordan LaGrenade (Assistant Director/COVID Safety Manager), Donald Jordan* (Scenic Coordinator/Production Manager), Jayson Phillips (Scenic Artist), Jaime Pickering (Sound Design), Aaron Johansen (Lighting Design), Kaitlin Hatton* (Prop Design), Aaron Patrick DeClerk (Costume Design), and Jacob Rivera-Sanchez (Production Assistant).

About the Play

No menu necessary at the world’s greatest restaurant, the Café du Grand Boeuf in Paris. On a hot July night in 1961, we await the imminent arrival of Victor, the Café's owner and sole patron. But when “Monsieur” returns from the bullfights in Madrid, disheveled and morose, his wish is simple: to die of starvation at his own table. In an effort to thwart his attempt, his loyal staff prepares a sumptuous seven course meal served on empty plates. Will they succeed in ultimately feeding his soul? Join us this Spring to find out!

Some adult language & subject matter


You can make reservations by calling 817.877.3040, going online at, or at the Circle Theatre Box Office, 230 West Fourth Street between Houston and Throckmorton, in downtown Fort Worth. Senior, Student, Military, KERA, Press Pass, 1106 Lupo, and Group discounts are available (previews and opening night excluded). Half-price tickets for students are sold 30 minutes before show time, subject to availability. Patrons who will require elevator access should contact our box office.

Performance Schedule and Pricing


Thursday, March 10th, 7:30 pm ($20)

Friday, March 11th, 8:00 pm ($20)

Saturday, March 12th, 3:00 pm ($20)

Opening Night

Saturday, March 12th, 8:00 pm ($38)

School Night

Every Friday performance

March 11, 18, 25, and April 1, 8:00 pm

($5 students - $10 faculty & staff)

ASL Interpreted Performance

Friday, March 25th, 8:00 pm ($25-$38)

Regular Shows

Thursdays at 7:30 pm ($25 - $38)

Fridays at 8:00 pm ($25 - $38)

Saturdays at 3:00 pm ($25 - $38)

Saturdays at 8:00 pm ($25 - $38)

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

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