The Emelin Theatre of Mamaroneck, New York closes its production of Gerald Alessandrini's satiric revue of the movies, Forbidden Hollywood, June 13. Performances began June 11.
Like its theatrical predecessor Forbidden Broadway, Hollywood skewers the America's most popular stars and films. Included in this version are shots at Keanu Reeves, Cameron Diaz, Jim Carrey, Judy Garland, Doris Day and Marlon Brando with skits like the Saving Private Ryan duet, "Make 'Em Bleed" (to "Make 'Em Laugh"). Hollywood runs June 11-13.
Next up will be Life is a Pizza! Slices of Life From a Sicilian American Family, running July 9-24. Steve Scionti stars in his one-man view into an Italian American family beginning at the funeral of his immigrant grandfather and flowing back and forth in time as he portrays a whole range of Sicilian relatives. Pizza! won two Los Angeles Drama Logue Awards in 1997. James Shanta, who co-wrote the piece, also directs.
The final summer offering will be Elizabeth Fuller's Me and Jezebel, a comic recounting of a true life, month-long invasion by screen legend Bette Davis into Fuller's home. Emmy Award-winner Karen Valentine (Room 222) plays Fuller and Kelly Moore is Bette Davis. Mark S. Graham directs.
Season subscriptions are $61-$47 and available by calling (914) 698 0098. Individual tickets prices vary. The Emelin Theatre is located on Library Lane. -- By Christine Ehren