You'll laugh…You'll cry…You'll never forget this spellbinding true story about a "moonstruck" couple's forbidden love, the hilarity and drama from their deeply passionate Italian-Greek families, and the surreal ending to their classic love story. Do you believe in love at first sight? Soul mates? Eternal love? By the time the final curtain falls, you'll believe.
Set in Staten Island in the early 1950's, RAISE ME UP reflects the post-war optimism of the younger generation of the era and the hope in the air for better times juxtaposed against the older generation, parents still anchored in old world traditions, mirroring the uncertainty of today's political and economic times where the younger generation is fighting its own battle to hold on to that same hope, to fulfill their dreams, and to share their lives with a partner of their choosing.
Written by Lisa Phillips Visca and helmed by internationally acclaimed director Chris DeCarlo, RAISE ME UP features 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.