Sicilian-American Comedy Blood Type: Ragu to Play NYC April 14-18

News   Sicilian-American Comedy Blood Type: Ragu to Play NYC April 14-18
Blood Type: Ragu, Frank Ingrasciotta's 20-character, one-man show about a family that emigrates back and forth from Sicily to America, will return to New York City for a limited engagement at Manhattan Theatre Source April 14-18.

In 2009, the comedy played a run at The Actors' Playhouse in Greenwich Village.

Author-actor Ingrasciotta, an acting teacher trained in the Meisner technique, developed Ragu at Off-Off-Broadway's Dixon Place. He told in 2000 the show was about "the first-generation child as a go-between [for] two cultures. It should resonate with any ethnic group that's experienced this." Asked how much of the show was autobiographical and how much was fictional, Ingrasciotta replied, "It's 80 percent true, 10 percent my wife's story combined into mine, and 10 percent heightened for drama."

Ragu has also been seen at HERE, Manhattan Theatre Source, the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Manhattan Repertory, Authors Playhouse and George Street Playhouse. Ted Sod directs the show, which is brought to the stage by Flying Machine Productions.

Show times will be Wednesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 and 8 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM.

Manhattan Theatre Source is located at 177 MacDougal Street. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered by calling (866) 811-4111, or online by clicking here. For more information, visit

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