Dina Morrone in "The Italian in Me"
"Not since 'Moonstruck' have I seen such Italian wit, humor, and charm. Fabuloso!" -Norman Jewison.
One night only! Dina Morrone returns to Santa Monica Playhouse with "The Italian in Me". "The Italian in Me" follows a doe-eyed aspiring actress as she leaves her overbearing, old fashioned grandmother (Nonna) in Canada and moves to Rome in search of "La Dolce Vita." She quickly learns that the Eternal City is not as "Holy" or as romantic as she imagined. As she pursues her Roman dream, everyday becomes a sexual obstacle course filled with perverts, priests and pinches until - when all seems lost- she meets the "Maestro" Federico Fellini, at Cinecitta Studios, and this chance meeting will forever change her life.
Written and Performed by Dina Morrone. Named one of the Top Ten Actresses of The Year on ReviewPlays.com's 2006 Best of the Year list, Morrone's first time on stage was at the age of four, when alongside her older sister, she sang at the local Italian Banquet Hall Annual Christmas Party for 300 distracted, hungry, screaming Italians. She has gone on to work in Canada, Italy, and the United States, as an actress, TV host, voice over talent, and writer. While working in Rome, she had many magical moments. The highlight of her time in the Eternal City however, was a meeting with Federico Fellini, which subsequently became the inspiration for a portion of her very funny and successful one woman show "The Italian in Me."
"The Italian in Me" has played at the Los Angeles Women's Theater Festival, Pepperdine University, Theatre WEST - WEST FEST Festival, The Feast of San Gennaro, Hollywood CA, The Italian Cultural Institute, The Odyssey Theatre, Santa Monica Playhouse, and The Diesel Playhouse, in Toronto, Canada.
Directed by Peter Flood
Technical and Artist Director Maarten Cornelis
Sound and Light Design Maarten Cornelis
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|