Marco Greco's solo performance, Behind the Counter with Mussolini , an Italian-American folk tale about the family business, begins Off Broadway previews Nov. 2. The engagement at The Theatre at Saint Peter's Church, officially opens Nov. 11 for a run through Dec. 13. Behind the Counter is Greco's journey into manhood behind the deli counter, under the dictatorship of his father - Il Duche. Greco's father owned The World Famous Mike's Deli in the Bronx, where Greco himself worked for fifteen years making mozzarella. The performance, co-written with Dante Albertie, also features Greco showing off his skills as a mozzarella sculptor - shaping various animals out of everyone's favorite stringy cheese.
Marco Greco's Behind the Counter with Mussolini at The Theatre at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Ave) begins preview November 2, for a November 11- December 13, run. For tickets ($30) or more information, call (212) 935-5820.
-- By Sean McGrath