The play is about Mitchell’s life story; he is of course playing himself. It all started back on old MacDonald’s farm, on a very old cucumber vine. Mitchell was the runt of the patch and struggled to survive. We hear about his narrow escape from being tossed into a Greek salad and how he boldly rolled away from a large knife onto the floor. He talks about his 6 months stint in jail that truly made him the man he is today. Mitchell was sealed in a glass cell with only vinegar and a little bit a garlic to survive on - hence the name of the play. It was absolutely moving hearing of his struggle and turmoil. His stint behind bars in the Jar Jail, really made him sour. The audience got an inside look at his journey from simply country cucumber, to harden Mitchell the Pickle.
Mitchell’s stunt double was Larry the Cucumber from the ever popular Christian children movies Veggie Tales. There was a very intense car chase and Larry really knocked it out of the park! Larry was driving a 1975 red Corvette with one hand, and shooting a machine gun, throwing grenades, and drinking a diet cola in the other! He did a fantastic job and definitely deserves praise.
For a limited time, go check out this amazing pickle’s tale. It’s not too bitter, but it will certainly has some bite.