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LA LUPA FEST TEATRO features established and emerging Italian and Italian-American artists in theatre presentations, musical performances, poetry readings and short film screenings.
Saturday May 15th 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 16th 7:00 PM
All performances & workshops will be held at
The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.

Teatro Programme Emcee: Paul DiMeo (designer and costar of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on ABC)
ROMAN NIGHTS (excerpts) by 2010 Featured LA LUPA FEST participant, Franco D’Alessandro
Excerpts of Franco D'Alessandro's acclaimed play ROMAN NIGHTS, which follows the unique friendship between Academy Award-winning Italian actress Anna Magnani and American playwright Tennessee Williams; forms the centerpiece of the fest’s Teatro Programme!
Directed by: Eva Minemar Starring: Lucia Marano as Anna Magnani & Tad Coughenour as Tennessee Williams
By Tony Lepore Directed by: John DiFusco Starring: John Pollono & Julie Bersani
FAMILY NAMES (ten minute play)
By Catherine Pelonero Directed by: Ronnie Brescio Starring: Eileen Grubba & Eva Minemar
WALKIN’ THRU FIRE (only performing on 5/16)
By John DiFusco Directed by: Janet Roston Starring: John DiFusco
THE VISITOR (one-act)
By John Pollono Directed by: Carmen Milito Starring: Patricia Rae
THE MELLON PEEL (a Commedia dell’Arte Solo)
Presented by BALAM Dance Theatre - A New Vision of Contemporary Dance
Directed by: Carlos Fittante Starring Balam Guest Artist: Inma Heredia

A PENA DO PANA- A film by Lucia Grillo
Starring: Lucia Grillo, Maria Teresa Attisani, Vincent Schiavelli, & Maria Grillo
SLICE- A film by Carmen Milito
Written by Deanna Raphael Starring: Katherine Narducci, Alan Wasserman, Vincent Pastore, & James Medio

“Tenore di Forza, tenore di d’affetti”
Composer: Sylvano Bussotti performed by Timur & Dime Museum
Performances by Soprano Laura Sage & The Lyric Opera of Los Angeles

Al. Keith on Congas, Andrea Lee Davis onPiano, Mary Au on Piano, Daniel Corra on accordion and Matthew Setzer on guitar.

California Contemporary Ballet & The Youth Ballet- performing NAPOLI  

Sebastian Milito - Photography and William Papaleo - Fine Art

SUPPLICATIONS(excerpt) by Franco D’Alessandro
TELL IT TO MY HEART(poem) by Peter Covino
La Lupa Reading Series
Sunday May 16th 6 PM

Tragedy on West Utica by Catherine Pelonero
Directed by: John DiFusco Starring: Carmen Argenziano, Eileen Grubba, Lelia Goldoni, & James DiStefano
Gesu, Mary, Joseph by Franco D’Alessandro
Starring: Craig Difrancia & Eva Minemar

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