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Hear What's In The Heart - A Shoemaker's Tale

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown, CT 06457
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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.


"Family goes across all racial and ethnic lines. You don't have to be Italian to enjoy this show," states Scointi, and Alvin Klein of The New York Times agrees, adding, "...though Mr. Scionti makes you think you are. By the time the tale of Angelo Morello has been told, you know that flights of angels truly sang him to his rest."

 

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.

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