Italian-American Life Explored in World Premiere Play at NYC's Abingdon Complex

News   Italian-American Life Explored in World Premiere Play at NYC's Abingdon Complex The world premiere of Anthony P. Pennino's Italian American Cantos begins performances April 14 at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex.

Directed by Gregory Simmons, the play will officially open April 18 for a limited engagement through May 8. The new work examines what it means to be Italian-American in the present day. According to production notes, Italian American Cantos "focuses on two cousins, Gio and Vin, as they grow from teenagers to men." The cast of Italian American Campos comprises Lisa Barnes, Joseph Camardella, Kathleen DeFouw, Suzanne DiDonna, Richard Kohn, Anita Michaels, Jarrod Pistilli, Paul Romanello, Christina Romanello, Joseph Schommer and Tom Walker. The creative team features Thom Weaver (set and light design) and Lisa Jahn (costume design). 

Italian American Cantos will play Wednesday through Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees on Sundays at 4 PM. The Abingdon Theatre Complex is located in Manhattan at 312 West 36th Street. Tickets, priced at $15, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.

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