Albert Kallis is one of the founders of a well-known American eatery. This moving origin story starts with the question, “Could a menu devoted entirely to pancakes from around the world fill a need in 1950s America?” When Al’s friend asks him to invest in this novel, high-risk concept, Al, an artist, agrees to put up his life savings of $15,000, in hopes of attaining the financial security a successful venture would bring. Built on an empty lot in a Los Angeles suburb, the restaurant’s family-friendly atmosphere grows into an American tradition, and Al learns the true value of his efforts in the realization of the American dream.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama, Comedy