Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Asolo Rep adds Melucci memoir to season

   Asolo Repertory Theatre has added "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti Sauce" to its 2013-2014 season.
Jacques Lamarre’s stage adaptation of Giulia Melucci's memoir is set to preview May 18 and May 20, with opening night May 21. It'll run through June 15, 2014 in Asolo Rep’s Cook Theatre.
    In the lead will be Antoinette LaVecchia as Melucci, an Italian-American writer living in Brooklyn with an entertainingly unsuccessful love life.
Giulia Melucci
    Melucci’s best-selling memoir intertwines her family’s recipes with stories of her past relationships. LaVecchia (as Melucci) prepares a Italian meal from scratch on stage, and  shares tales of her past loves and the food she cooked for them. Audience members with upgraded tickets can sit on stage and enjoy the meal LaVecchia prepares.
    LaVecchia, who won a Best Actress award from for her portrayal of Melucci.
   The Asolo porduction directed by Rob Ruggiero the director of Asolo's season-opening "Show Boat."

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