Photo Flash: First Look at A ROOM OF MY OWN Off-Broadway with Mario Cantone & Ralph Macchio

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of A ROOM OF MY OWN, written and and directed by Charles Messina. Currently in previews, and set to open Thursday, February 25 in Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street), this new comedy features Mario Cantone and Ralph Macchio, with Nico Bustamante, Kendra Jain, Johnny Tammaro, Joli Trubuzio and Liza Vann. Off-Broadway performances continue through March 13. Check out a first look below!

In A ROOM OF MY OWN, playwright and director Charles Messina recounts growing up with his eccentric Italian-American family in Greenwich Village. Ralph Macchio is Carl Morelli, a writer who reminisces about his adolescence and childhood dreams of the world outside his crowded downtown tenement. Wishing for his own room-and an Atari-Little Carl (Bustamante) shares the tiny studio in a five-flight walk-up with his unemployed father Peter (Tammaro), older sister Jeannie (Jain), and strong-willed mother Dotty (Tribuzio). Other relatives include Carl's high-strung uncle Jackie, portrayed by Mario Cantone, and estranged aunt Jean (Vann). Messina's new Off-Broadway comedy takes a hilarious and heartfelt look at New York City in the late 1970s.

A ROOM OF MY OWN has scenic design by Brian Dudkiewicz, lighting design by Michael A. Megliola, costume design by Catherine Siracusa, sound design by Ian Wehrle, props design by Addison Heeren, and casting by Lori Malkin. Production Stage Manager is Deidre Works.

A ROOM OF MY OWN runs February 13-March 13 in the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 1st floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues): Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays-Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm; with the following exceptions: no 3pm on Feb. 13, no 2pm on March 6; additional performances 7pm February 21, 3pm on March 2, 7pm on March 6, and 7pm on March 13; no performances Feb. 26 and March 5. Opening on February 25 is at 7pm. Tickets are $65 and are available at or call 212-352-3101.

Photo Credit: Ben Strothmann

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