Genre: Comedy
Written and Directed by Dana Tarantino

 Gravy, written and directed by Dana Tarantino, will be presented on March 1st at the Here Performing Arts Center where it’s been selected as a finalist for the 11th Annual Downtown Urban Festival. The cast includes Debra Toscano and Tony Chirolde (“In The Heights”).

Gravy is subtitled “A Passive-Aggressive Italian-American Comedy.”  It is a one-woman hilarious comedy that sheds light into the central character’s (“Angela”) life, loves, family and Italian American traditions as she cooks on stage, and teaches the audience the “secret” to making the perfect Italian gravy.  The play never resorts to stereotype, as “Angela,” sometimes coy and reserved, oftentimes ribald and risqué, comes to terms with her heritage, insecurities, and family conflicts as she prepares dinner in this ethnic comedy.

Gravy is featured as part of the Downtown Urban Festival at the HERE Performing Arts Center(145 Avenue of the Americas, entrance on Dominick Street, one block south of Spring, C/ E to Spring Street) on Friday March 1st at 8:30PM. The running time is 70 minutes.  

About the Company: Downtown Urban Theater Festival

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival's mission is to:

Promote diversity in theater by showcasing urban theatrical expression;

Foster the development of new works by a cross section of artists whose work is under-represented;

Present theatrical works that provide a vibrant creative current that will make itself felt;

Expand the horizons for both urban theater artists and their audiences who might not otherwise see these works; and

Cultivate new urban audiences by making theater more affordable and accessible.

Open:   03/01/13
Close:   03/01/13

Friday, March 1 at 8:30 PM
Theater:   Here Arts Center
Address:   145 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: C,E to Spring Street; south to theatre

Buy Tickets Online or Call: Downtown Urban Theatre Festival at (212) 807-1337
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