Raise Me Up - a true true-love story

Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

"100% SWEET!" (Bitter Lemons). And the raves keep coming. It's Lisa Phillips Visca's critically acclaimed romantic comedy about a "moonstruck" couple's forbidden love and the hilarity and drama from their deeply passionate Italian-Greek families - EXTENDED for three weeks only. You'll laugh...You'll cry...You'll never forget this spellbinding true true-love story, "As timeless as romance itself." (LA Weekly) Do you believe in love at first sight? Soul mates? Eternal love? When the curtain falls, you'll believe. "Highly Recommended!" (reviewplays.com). "Exceptional!" (American Radio Network). "A must see!" (Beverly Hills Publishing). Critical acclaim is echoed by mega-celebrities as "Unforgettable!" (Martin Short) and "The cast shines!" (Betty White). Staten Island. 1950. Daphne Theofanous and Louis Padula fall in love, trying to balance their love of family and each other, as they fight against traditional ethnic, nationalistic, economic and religious divisions.. "Raise Me Up will lift your spirits and touch your soul. I know it touched mine," says Tolucan Times. It will touch yours, too. Written by Lisa Phillips Visca and helmed by internationally acclaimed director Chris DeCarlo, featuring stage and screen personalities Marla Adams, John Del Regno, Serena Dolinsky, Ben Feuer, Mitch Lerner, Michael Marinaccio, Lenora May, Stuart Pankin, Evelyn Rudie and Joey Shea.

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