Longtime Atlanta actor William S. Murphey (The Book of Will, Two Drink Minimum, The Fabulous Lipitones) plays chef James Beard (1903-1985) in this solo show at Theatrical Outfit. “In the beginning there was Beard,” American food personality Julia Child said of the chef, cookbook author, teacher and TV personality. Beard’s charisma turned him from aspiring actor to culinary expert. He weathered shifts in foodie culture for half a century and had an award named in his honor — the James Beard Foundation Award is still craved today by chefs working around the world. Drop into the Beard’s Greenwich Village kitchen for bean-spilling anecdotes, on-air flashbacks and a salty voyage around the world of love, life and comfort food. Delicious!