Hear What's In The Heart - A Shoemaker's Tale
Date/Time: Thursdays, May 16, 2013 thru June 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
Location: Oddfellows Playhouse
Additional Info: The play - [original script written by Steve Scionti and James Shanta / new draft by Steve Scionti and Anthony Crivello] and performed by Scionti (a former Middletown, Connecticut resident) - brings to life all the passion, comedy and drama inherent in a Sicilian-American family.
“Hear What's in the Heart” has played to sold-out houses at the Zephyr Theater in Los Angeles, California, Westchester, and New York City. While in Los Angeles, the show garnered two Drama-Logue Critics Awards (for Best Performance and Best Writing) and was chosen for presentation at the prestigious HBO Workshop. In 2009, “Hear What's in the Heart” was selected to be in the NY Fringe Festival, where it received outstanding reviews.
Hear What's In The Heart - A Shoemaker's Tale, is set against the backdrop of a post-funeral gathering to celebrate the life of Scionti's grandfather, Angelo Morello (who owned Angleo's Shoe Repair on Main Street in Middletown).
Taking us through the funeral day's events, Scionti paints a theatrical family portrait in a series of humorous and poignant vignettes transforming himself into various family members and friends, jumping back and forth through time to affecting moments on his journey into adulthood. Eight characters are portrayed in all, including his grandfather; his father Sebastiano; his mother Rosetta; brother Antonio; uncles Amadeo and Manny; Jerry, the local neighborhood pizza-maker; and Brother Connelly, a teacher from Xavier High School in Middletown, CT.
Middletown Comedy Night
Directed By: Topher Pollack
Dates: June 20
Tickets: $10 General Admission
25th Annual Children's Circus of Middletown
Directed By: Jason Leinwand
Dates: Friday August 2 (Raindate Saturday August 3)