May 2 – 6, 2018
Set against the backdrop of a post-funeral gathering to celebrate the life of Steve Scionti’s grandfather, HEAR WHAT’S IN THE HEART: An Italian Shoemaker’s Tale brings to life all the passion, comedy and drama inherent in a Sicilian-American family. Taking us through the funeral day’s events, Scionti paints a theatrical family portrait in a series of humorous and poignant vignettes transforming himself into various family members and friends, jumping back and forth through time to affecting moments on his journey into adulthood. Eight characters are portrayed in all, including his grandfather; his father Sebastiano; his mother Rosetta; brother Antonio; uncles Amadeo and Manny; Jerry, the local neighborhood pizza-maker; and Brother Connelly, a teacher from Xavier High School in Middletown, CT.
Show Run Time: The run time of this production will be 80 minutes with no intermission.
Directed by Anthony Crivello
Starring Steve Scionti
“…a beautiful feat of stage craft. Steve Scionti is a remarkable physical actor.” – Greenville News
“No, you don’t have to be Italian-American to relate … even though Mr. Scionti makes you think you are!” – The New York Times
“The quality of acting is exceptional. Scionti transitions from one story to the next without a blink or pause, pulling you into the story with passion.” – Time Out New York