Only a brilliant mind would combine theater and food - and then stage the resulting product at North Market.

Only a brilliant mind would combine theater and food - and then stage the resulting product at North Market.

Available Light Theatre's variety show "The Food Play" runs through June 11 in the market's second-floor venue space. Be prepared to be asked a lot of questions, directly or indirectly, about the choices we make when we feed ourselves.

The minds at Available Light have been considering the more global aspects of food: economics, environmental impact, social justice. They've been reading up about food supply, industry and ethics. They've got questions, and so should you.

"The Food Play" will feature a revolving selection of famous local foodies. Jeni Britton Bauer, for instance, is scheduled to be there on Saturday, June 4.