Italian-American Family Drama ' A Room Of My Own' At Seven Angels

Sep 29, 2016 456

"A room of My Own," a recent off-Broadway success that's now at Seven Angels Theatre with much of its original cast, is an old-fashioned melodrama — not far removed from "I Remember Mama" — about the daily struggles of a tight-knit, loud-mouthed family.

That the family swears and farts volubly doesn't make it seem any more realistic, or any less heartwarming. The play's fourth wall is frequently broken by its onstage narrator/playwright character — played with comic angst and gravitas by Waterbury native Michael Lombardi (of TV's "Rescue Me"). These creative intrusions add to, rather than distract from, this story of love, survival and cultural change in 1970s New York.

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