A Winter Table

Institute History

  • 2017 Creative Producing Summit


Elizabeth is a stern aging woman, a talented chef who runs an extraordinarily successful catering company but no longer cooks. While faced with mounting pressure from younger talent and a changing culinary landscape, she learns that her estranged husband Albert has suffered a debilitating stroke. Reluctantly, she returns to the home they shared decades ago to arrange for his recovery. In caring for him, she begins to rediscover her love of cooking. And while the plates she leaves for Albert inexplicably disappear in the night, he remains starved. Albert is not eating the meals she makes, but something is. Elizabeth begins to hear noises in the walls and discover footsteps on the dusty floors. She hears voices, echoes from their past. It becomes clear to Elizabeth that she and Albert are not alone. Here, in the walls of their house, a mysterious entity lives, grown from the rot of their failed marriage. As Elizabeth attempts to discover who or what is haunting her husband, she must must confront the guilt that has plagued her for decades, and cook the meal that will undo the horrible thing she did. But the thing in the walls is still hungry…


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