Published 2010 by Original Works Publishing

One set – one intermission
2 m, 5 w

Tillamook, Oregon – present day

CHEESE is a darkly comic farce about secrets, family and loss – and surviving them all with a sense of humor. Cindy and her cheese-sculpting husband Griff, replace their lost child with a doll and then….with something else. Cindy’s childhood friend Billie, comes to visit with her own dark secrets intact, and falls in love with Chris, who has the biggest secret of all.


Laurel Ollstein’s promising farce of “ ludicrous significance”  follows a deeply dysfunctional cheese-devoted family from the woods of Tillamook, Oregon (the land of cheese, trees and ocean breeze) to the wilds of Beverly Hills. The production rockets off the launching pad with soaring quips, puns and occasionally bodies.

LA Weekly

A comic delight about a family of vividly colorful characters who buoyantly traverse through the difficulties of life with wit, crackling humor and truth.

Annette Bening