WHAT: The Italian in Me. A comedy.WHO: Written and performed by Dina Morrone. Directed by Peter Flood. Produced by Me & My Big Mouth Productions.WHERE: Theatre West, 3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, in Los Angeles, CA 90068. This is near Universal City, North Hollywood and Studio City. There is parking in a lot across the street (fee charged).WHEN: Saturday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m.ADMISSION: $30 in advance; $35 at the door.RESERVATIONS: (323) 851-7977.ONLINE TICKETING: www.theatrewest.org ESTIMATED RUNNING TIME: 70 minutes.******WINNER- Best One-Person Show- Valley Theatre Awards 2018.One of the truly funniest nights Ive spent at the theatre.---Mel BrooksIn The Italian in Me, a doe-eyed aspiring actress from Canada who has been raised on a heaping dose of old-fashioned values & Roman Catholic guilt upends her life by moving to Italy. With her, she brings a tiny bit of cash and grandiose dreams of working in Italian Cinema. Once in Rome, she quickly discovers that things in the Eternal City are not quite as holy or as romantic as she had imagined. Her days are filled with countless fruitless encounters with perverts, priests, producers and statues of Saints in old churches, to whom she pleads for help. But help does not come. Not even a chance sighting of the Pope at St. Peters brings her any closer to her dream. When all hope seems lost, she meets the cinematic Maestro himself, Federico Fellini at Cinecitta Studios for what turns out to be a very illuminating encounter, but will it be the Dolce Vita she was searching for? Dina Morrone is the writer-performer. Dina also wrote and acted in the long-running hit stage comedy Moose on the Loose. Youve heard her voice before; Shes one of the busiest voice artists in Hollywood, lending her voice to dozens of films, TV shows and as the Announcer of several awards shows. The graduate of Ryerson University (Toronto) has also appeared on screen in numerous films and television shows in the U.S., Canada and Italy. She is the Executive Editor and Contributing Writer of The Eden Magazine. Recently, she produced It Happened in L.A., an evening of Storytelling, and Portraits of Humanity, a series of solo shows.The Italian in Me is a funny, sexy romp as its beautiful heroine pursues globe-trotting adventures with hints of danger and mystery in pursuit of a dream. She will ultimately encountermagic.Her scene with Federico Fellini is written and rendered to perfection.---Backstage WestOne of the Top Ten Actresses of Los Angeles.---ReviewPlays.comMorrone is a skillful, attractive comedienne.-- L.A. WeeklyIt abounds with wit and humor, and Dinas characterizations are superb.--- Entertainment TodayA compelling, comic, poignant and riveting exposition.--- ReviewPlays.comA brilliant comic talent with echoes of Lucille Ball and Gina Lollobrigida with a touch of Tracey Ullman. I absolutely loved The Italian in Me. Bravo! Highly Recommended.---NoHo Arts MagazineThis show is worthy of seeing more than onceThe immense talent of Dina Morrone makes us wanting more. Recommended. --Metro L.A.Morrone is attractive, convincing and captivating as each character and has a real feel for dialog and comedy as anyone with an Italian background will attest.--- Beverly Hills CourierPeter Flood directs. His directing credits include shows at Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Lincoln Center, and the Public Theater (NYC) and locally at South Coast Rep, the Odyssey, and Theatre West, where he directed Dinas play Moose on the Loose.Lighting designer: Ernest McDaniel.The Italian in Me is an accelerated full immersion Italian lesson about Cinema, Sex, Saints and Federico Fellini, all set in the Eternal City, Rome. Its filled with laughter, romance, glamor and beauty.much like Italy itself. Come along for the ride, and enjoy.Written and performed by Dina Morrone. Directed by Peter Flood. Presented by Me and My Big Mouth Productions.
Ages: 10 to Adult