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Comedy infuses "Eating You," a world-premiere play written and directed by local talent Russ Devereaux, who tells an unconventional love story about a cannibal head over heels for his food. It will be presented this weekend at the Bartlett Nature Center.

The protagonist is Balto, a young Eastern European who meets a beautiful American girl, and finds himself at a crossroads. "Eating You" asks the question: What happens when you fall in love with your food, said Devereaux, adding that audience members will leave with butterflies in their stomach – or indigestion.

The cast is comprised of Elaine Castro, Jim Leo, Corey Dillard, Millie Schwartz, Scott Surowiecki and Kali Harney.

The show, intended for ages 13 and older, will be performed at the Bartlett Nature Center in James “Pate” Philip State Park, 2054 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett. Curtain is at 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Tickets cost $7 in advance at 847-429-4670, or $10 at the door. For more information, visit