A One Man Play Rich in Character

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A One Man Play Rich in Character

A one-man play rich in character and story will hit the boards at the famed Legacy Theatre in Stony Creek, Connecticut this month.

A One Man Play Rich in Character

Written and performed by Frank Ingrasciotta, Blood Type: RAGU is a tale about growing up in Brooklyn with Sicilian immigrant parents, siblings, neighbors, and extended family.

Frank performs these more than 20 characters brilliantly in a funny, poignant, heart rending and soulful manner that resonates for us all, no matter what your ethnic background.

I have seen Blood Type: RAGU numerous times, as it truly is a wonderful play, masterfully performed. Each time I’ve seen it, I laugh at the hilarious characters, and I still tear up at the sweet resolution at the end.

Blood Type: RAGU takes us on a coming-of-age journey;  one that provides understanding of oneself and illuminates the power of love and forgiveness.

The play is the recipient of the Westchester Council Arts Award for Outstanding Artist, a Sons of Italy Recognition Award, and the winner of two United Solo Award for Best Comic Actor and Best Comedic Script (nominated alongside Fiona Shaw, Bette Midler, Hugh Jackman & John Leguizamo).

Performances will take place Friday and Saturday, July 9 and 10 at 7pm and Saturday, July 17 at 2pm.

For tickets go to: BLOOD TYPE: RAGU


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    Valerie Smaldone is a 5-time Billboard Magazine Award winner and is well known for her unprecedented success holding the #1 on-air position in the New York radio market on 106.7 Life-FM, an iHeart station. She has hosted, produced, and created several award-winning nationally syndicated programs featuring in-depth interviews with stars like Paul McCartney, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Elton John and Mariah Carey among others. Her radio talk show "Bagels and Broadway" highlighted theatre and food personalities. She is an accomplished interviewer and voice artist heard on commercials, narrations, promos and audiobooks, as well as a sought after live announcer. Most recently, Valerie produced and directed a film, The Thursday Night Club, featuring pop diva Gloria Gaynor in her movie acting debut. She is one of the creators and producers of a docu-series, Divine Renovation, starring Erik Estrada, on streaming networks soon.

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