The Role previously reported as performed by Rosella Rago was read by Melissa Russo as reported by Melissa Russo. Corrected 23-Oct-2010
The UFT Italian-American Committee Theatre Group presents
A Dramatic Reading from Yesterday’s Sky
a novel by Angela Rago
performed by Frizzi & Lazzi the Olde Time Italian-American Music and Theatre Company
Friday March 26, 2010 4:15-7:30 p.m. at the downtown UFT-HQ 52 Broadway 2fl NYC Admission is free
Reception to follow
The UFT Italian-American Committee celebrates Italian-American women during Women’s History Month 2010 with a reading from Angela Rago’s latest novel, Yesterday’s Sky The novel explores the daily lives of various Italian women in a small town in Southern Italy, how they struggle to survive, to improve their situations and harbor their dreams of emigrating to America. Reading will be performed by the Frizzi & Lazzi Theatre Company. Readers include Paula Minichino, Angela Rago, Emelise Aleandri, Josephine Maietta, Melissa Russo, and Fiorentina Russo.
Angela Rago, actress, playwright and artist, was born in Bari, Italy, has a B.A. in Literature from Brooklyn College and pursued Advanced Studies in Italian Literature at NYU. She has written and directed extensively for the Italian-American theatre. Her comedies in the Molese dialect, among them L’Amante Vedova, played very successfully in Brooklyn and Manhattan. As an actress she was featured as Shake's Mother in the film, Sleepers, and performed in several Italian Radio commercials and plays with the ICN Network, and Italian voice-overs for the Children's Museum in New York.
GIAA's Dr. Emelise Aleandri is Chair of the UFT Theatre Committee and Artistic Director of Frizzi & Lazzi. Her books, The Italian-American Immigrant Theatre of New York City (Arcadia) and (Edwin Mellen Press), were presented at the UFT in 1999 and 2006. She has produced and performed in numerous UFT theatre productions.
For further information call George Altomare: (212) 598 7771