by Daniel Gaitan   Kenosha Unified theater offers a heavy helping of melodrama with "Italian American Reconciliation," an intimate exploration of love, loss and loneliness. There is a 7:30 showing tonight (May 22) and Saturday (May 23) in the school's Black Box Theatre, 3700 Washington Road (Room 150).   "It's a story about relat...

by Mayank Keshaviah "The most perfect imperfect man I ever met" is the description cub reporter Michael McCormick (Troy Whitaker) gives of Vince Lombardi (Bert Emmett) in Eric Simonson's play about the NFL coaching legend. The play, which ran on Broadway in 2010-2011, focuses on one week during the 1965 football season during which McCormick comes...

di Maurita Cardone   Vedere un testo teatrale italiano contemporaneo tradotto per i palcoscenici newyorchesi è di per sé motivo di gioia per chi, come noi, segue la cultura italiana nella Grande Mela e sa quanto raro sia che qualsiasi cosa sia venuta dopo Pirandello (e che non sia Eduardo De Filippo) attraversi l'Atlantico. Ma Dealers of Sou...

by Jon Potter   Everybody has a Nonie. Seth Lepore just happens to have written a play about his. "She was the matriach of our family. She was the center of our universe," said Lepore, a nationally touring solo performer and former Brattleboro resident.   "She was just a spitfire, slightly crazy, non-stop-talking, no editing kin...

A general maxim emerges when chatting with Joe Piscopo about the curvatures and swivels of his life. "I totally dig the journey," said Piscopo. "Totally dig the journey." And what a ride it has been for the famous New Jersey native, age 63. From satirist to commercial kingpin to, most recently, radio talk show host, Piscopo has cracked the code o...

The fourth night of the IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival NY was presented at the beautiful and intimate Casa Italiana in Greenwich Village. There in the downstairs auditorium, I experienced Cingomma, written and performed by the wildly talented Jessica Leonello.   With a variety of lush and complex characters, this comic yet highly moving...

Grazie alla collaborazione fra KIT Italia e Kairos Italy Theater, la pluripremiata compagnia newyorkese Bedlam sarà per la prima volta in Italia nel mese di aprile 2016, presentando "Cry Havoc", monologo che parte da celebri monologhi di condottieri shakespeariani per esplorare le difficoltà dei veterani di guerra nel riadattarsi al ritorno nella s...

by Lou Carlozo   If you think it's a long way from the Chicago to the South Pacific, then you haven't watched Lawrence E. DiStasi making magic on stage. And magic isn't too strong a word: As a founding member of Lookingglass Theatre, DiStasi helped conjure from thin air a theater company that has become a Chicago gem.   And it's with...

Now playing at Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield, "An Italian Wife" is an expansive theatrical exploration of an Italian-American family saga spanning the 20th century. Presented by Epic Theatre Company, the broad and oftentimes poignant treatment follows an Italian immigrant and her family over the course of her 100-year life. "An Italian...

Maria Baratta of Waterbury will star in the Seven Angels Theatre comedy, "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti," from Saturday through April 26.   The one-woman play was adapted by Jacques Lamarre from a memoir by Gulia Melucci, and could be described as "Sex and the City" meets the Food Channel. Baratta plays Melucci, a single New Yorker...