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 75 minutes.