Mambo Italiano

by Steve Galluccio

Mambo Italiano achieves its overwhelming power through a perfect balance of poignant drama and fast-paced comedy. Angelo, at the prompting of his equally repressed sister Anna, has told his very traditionally Italian immigrant parents, Maria and Gino, that he is gay. Hurt, betrayed and morti ed by Angelo’s coming out, his lover Nino is not unprepared for his widowed Italian mother Lina’s reaction: a full-on operatic barrage of melodrama and hysterical excess so profound it gives even Angelo’s shocked parents pause for second thoughts and prompts a hilarious and touching re-examination of their own outraged response to their son. Seeing their relationship shattered by their families’ reactions of grotesquely overplayed comedy and pathos, Angelo emerges from the drama with his new-found pride intact, while Nino retreats even further into the darkness of his bisexual closet..

November 9-11, 16-18*, 23-25, 2017
Curtain: 8:00 p.m. *2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27

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