I’ll Eat You Last

Directed by Paul Smith

May 19 to May 28, 2023

The 5th production of the 2022-2023 Season

John Logan’s acclaimed one-woman play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers is set to return to the stage with Deborah Joves reprising her role as Hollywood super-agent Sue Mengers. Joves, who previously portrayed the legendary agent in a twice-extended sold-out run at Coastal Repertory Theatre in Half Moon Bay, will take the stage at Pacifica Spindrift Players under the direction of Paul Smith for a limited engagement from May 19 to May 28.

The New York Times has described the play as “a delectable soufflé of a solo show,” while audiences and critics alike have raved about Joves’ stunning performance as Sue Mengers. According to theatre blogger Marc Gonzalez, “Never have I ever been so enthralled with a one-woman performance.”

Set in 1981, this buoyant solo comedy invites audiences into the Beverly Hills home of Hollywood’s number one agent, Sue Mengers. Mengers is about to throw one of her legendary, star-studded dinner parties, but her plans are overshadowed by having just been fired by superstar client Barbra Streisand. As Sue anxiously waits for the Funny Girl star to call, she shares an array of juicy and jaw-dropping Hollywood stories. With a combination of wicked humor and pathos, the play offers a glimpse into the glamorous, cut-throat world of Hollywood in the 1970s and 1980s, and explores the complex and often controversial character of one of its most prominent figures.

This fast-moving 75-minute play will run without intermission. Contains strong language.

The Production Team

Paul Smith Director
Juleanne Antunez Stage Manager
Michele Parry Costume Design
Kennedy Cutter Hair and Makeup Design
Alexis Orth Scenic Design and Technical Director
Carson Duper Lighting Design

The Cast

Deborah Joves Sue Mengers