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Molasses in January - 2016 -

In efforts to aid the war and feed their families Italian immigrants in Boston's North End are commissioned to build a tank large enough to store 2,300,000 gallons of molasses in order to make liquor and gun powder. After her unfaithful husband Frank leaves, we zoom in on Anna, her children Rosemary and Vincent, and the people of the North End as they cope with the rising tension of the war, the hardships of Italian immigrants in the early 1900's, and a molasses tank explosion. Though surrounded with worries of anarchy, the people of the North End prove that family (and good food) holds tight through thick and thin and remember that "life can change in a moment."

Molasses in January is a fun, new musical for all ages! Book, lyrics, and music by Francine Pellegrino, the recently workshopped show is being transferred to The Davenport Theatre Off Broadway. Director Whitney Stone will be returning to the production after directing it's two developmental workshops last fall at the Times Square Arts Center.

Molasses in January opens Tuesday, October 4th at The Davenport Theatre Main Stage and runs 10/4, 10/11, 10/18. 10/24, and 11/1 at 7pm.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes with 1 intermission

Davenport Theatre- Black Box

(New York, NY)
354 West 45th Street
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