B Street Theatre Presents ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION 8/2 Thru 9/20

The B Street Theatre is pleased to announce as the second show of its 2009-2010 Mainstage Season: ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, John Patrick Shanley.

ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION, described by Shanley as a comic folktale, is a ‘fanciful, lighthearted, and zestfully comic exploration of male/female relationships, and the sometimes unsettling (and very funny) complications that can ensue.'-The New Yorker.

ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION follows the romantic travail of Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano who, though safely divorced from his wife Janice, feels he cannot regain his "manhood" until he woos and wins her one more time. Huey's desperate efforts are not helped by his friend Aldo who may, or may not, have interests of his own.

The cast and director are not yet set.

John Patrick Shanley, born in The Bronx, New York City, is a graduate of New York University.

Shanley first came to prominence as a playwright in the late 1980's and remained one of America's preeminent playwrights with such plays as ALL FOR CHARITY, BEGGARS IN THE LAND OF PLENTY, WOMEN OF MANHATTAN, SAVAGE IN LIMBO, DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW, ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION, PSYCHOPATIA SEXUALIS, DIRTY STORY, and DOUBT: A PARABLE which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the Drama Desk Award.

Shanley is also a screenwriter. For his script for the 1987 film, MOONSTRUCK, Shanley won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

In 1990, Shanley directed his script of JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO. Shanley also wrote two songs for the movie: MAROONED WITHOUT YOU and THE COWBOY SONG.

Previews are August 1 at 5:00 p.m. and August 2 at 2:00 p.m. Opening Night is Sunday August 2 at 7:00 p.m. The show runs Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday Matinees are at 2:00 p.m. ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION closes Sunday September 20, at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices are $18.00-$30.00.

ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION will be performed on the B Street Theatre Mainstage: 2727 B Street behind Stanford Park Baseball Field at 27th and C Streets in Midtown Sacramento.

For more information, call the B Street Box Office at (916)443-5300 or visit www.bstreettheatre.org.


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