Life's a Pizza for the Sicilian-Americans at the core of Steve Scionti's award-winning, one man show playing through March 11 at New York City's Metropolitan Playhouse. Performances began Jan. 14 for this return run of Pizza, which first played the Playhouse Nov. 5-Dec. 17, 2001.
Scionti stars in his one-man look at a Sicilian American family, beginning at the funeral of his immigrant grandfather Angelo and flowing back and forth in time as he portrays a whole range of Sicilian relatives. Pizza! won two Los Angeles Dramalogue Awards for Best Performance and Best Writing in 1997 after a run at the Zephyr Theatre.
Tickets are $20. The Metropolitan Playhouse is located at 220 East 4th Street between Avenues A and B. For reservations, call (212) 995-5302. The Metropolitan Playhouse is on the web at http://www.metroplayhouse.com.
— By Christine Ehren