By Tom Dulack, directed by Carolanne Steinebach.
The action takes place in an Italian restaurant owned by a successful mobster and managed by his beautiful unmarried daughter. When the daughter’s former college professor arrives to ask for financial backing for a play he’s written about a murder, the funs begins. The three main Mafiosi are thoroughly intrigued with the idea of producing a play. The daughter becomes enamored of the playwright, who is delighted to have the family’s support. but doesn’t want the romantic entanglement … well, yes he does. His bubble is burst when he discovers, through the “accidental” death by train of a lesser thug, that his backers are gangsters. In this madcap situation, murder and menace are served up with a healthy helping of pasta and laughter.
DATE: Jan 10-12 and Jan 16-20, Thurs-Sat, 7pm. Sun, 2pm. TICKETS: $20/Reserved adult, $7/Reserved youth, $18/Adult, gen admission, $20/At the door, gen admission, $5/Youth gen admission. INFO: www.MercPlayhouse.org