Mid-level bureaucrat William Nilly has come up with the idea of a lifetime. The United Nations has come up with a new brilliant idea for bringing the world together. It will host a dinner where every country will be represented by its most famous food. This celebration will be the “entrée” into something that no treaty or trade negotiation could ever do, and that is to bring diverse people together through food and merriment. But while everyone agrees that the affair is a lock for success since “everyone loves to eat,” the planning committee begins to have doubts. Korea charges that they are being stereotyped when they’re asked to bring Kim Chee. England feels insulted because their “bloody tea” is all that they have to deliver. The Irish see the committee’s request for their Guinness portrays them in a light they do not appreciate. And The United States and Argentina seem ready to go to war on who can bring steak. A wacky comedy that comments about the frequent futility of good intentions, “World Buffet” will cause audiences to salivate over the pot-luck to end all pot-lucks! Writer: Eric Nemoto. Pages: 117. Note: Has been produced as a stage play.
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