All You Need is Love: ‘Italian American Reconciliation’ at Scripps Ranch Theatre

Feb 09, 2020 280

BY: Pat Launer

February is ostensibly (at least according to Hallmark) the month of love. If you want to do something differently romantic for Valentine’s Day, you might want to catch “Italian American Reconciliation” at Scripps Ranch Theatre, which only runs through Feb. 16.

When the one-act premiered in 1988, it was subtitled “A Folk Tale,” which gives leeway when things don’t always quite hang together in a realistic manner. In the theater world, John Patrick Shanley is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, “Doubt: A Parable” (2004).

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