New opera scams kids into healthy eating
Terror related to the childhood obesity epidemic has infected almost all media—radio, TV, newspapers, the Internet—but this is the first evidence we have of it making it all the way to opera. The Distillery District is presenting Get Stuffed (With the Good Stuff!), a “comic opera about serious decisions—making healthy food choices.”
The opera consists of a bunch of talking vegetables vying for a child to eat them, which sounds cute enough for kids but might seem twisted to adults. Even more fun: kids find out that they could get type two diabetes if they eat nothing but crap.
Since this is Canada, the play will feature foods that are “representative of Canada’s ethnic diversity,” which we hope will translate to dancing blocks of tofu and rapping containers of hummus.
Get Stuffed will be performed at the Distillery District on May 15 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.