Theatre Prepares New Comedy About Dating Disasters And Dinner

Theatre Prepares New Comedy About Dating Disasters And Dinner

Penobscot Theatre Company proudly presents I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, a mouth-watering new comedy adapted by Jacques Lamarre from the memoir by Giulia Melucci. Described by celebrity chef Mario Batali as "irresistible...a foodie's dream version of Sex and the City," Melucci's story is one of love and loss...the loss of many bad boyfriends and her abiding love of good food. The Maine premiere will open in previews April 27 and run through May 14, with 14 performances at the historic Bangor Opera House.

Playing Giulia, whose romantic resilience is matched only by her culinary flair, will be Michelle Damato (AEA), directed by Michael Marotta. "This dynamic duo had Floridians lining up for seconds at Florida Repertory Theatre, which staged Spaghetti in 2015 and twice extended the run by popular demand," said Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport.

The production includes a tasty hook, explained Newport. "The stage will be set with a working kitchen and while 'Giulia' divulges the details of her up-and-down love life, she will be cooking a three-course Italian dinner and serving it to audience members seated at special tables." The theatre is offering the special seating as an add-on to patrons' tickets at a cost of $60 per table of two. Four tables are available at each performance and advanced booking is required. Patrons may call the box office at (207) 942-3333 for more details and to purchase.

Bringing the production to life are designers Tricia Hobbs (scenic), Meredith Perry (props), Kevin Koski (costumes), Scout Hough (lighting) and Katie Guzzi (sound).

Show tickets are available online at www.penobscottheatre.org or through the box office, located at 131 Main Street, Bangor; (207) 942-3333.

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti is produced in partnership with Deighan Wealth Advisors with generous support from Maine Savings Federal Credit Union and season sponsors Bangor Daily News, Blueberry Broadcasting, Canyon Networks, The Maine Arts Commission, The Maine Edge, Darling's, Downtown with Rich Kimball, Wave Radio, WLBZ Channel 2, and ZONE Radio.

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