by Meghan Kennedy
directed by Gordon Edelstein
Originally produced at Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven , CT
February 15 to March 12, 2017
About the Premiere Production:
Synopsis: 1960, Brooklyn. The women of the Muscolino family are desperate to find a life beyond their four walls, hiding dreams, loves, and longings. Francesca, the youngest, yearns for her true love; Tina, for confidence and friendship; and Vita, for the chance to live the kind of life she pleases. Their mother Luda nurses her own quiet pains. Yet, in the quest for happiness, each of these women fight to find their voices. They struggle to hold on to them, and to each other.
Artistic Statement: NAPOLI BROOKLYN is a provocative, poignant take on the immigrant experience that recalls the struggles of generations of Americans past and present. It speaks volumes to the current conversation on immigration in America, and provides a beautifully authentic portrayal of sisterhood, forgiveness, and the profound love of family.
Grant Statement: The Edgerton grant will enable us to rehearse for an additional week, which will give playwright Meghan Kennedy valuable additional time to work with the text and actors in the rehearsal room.
Set Designer: Eugene Lee
Lighting Designer: Ben Stanton
Costume Designer: Jane Greenwood
Sound Designer: Fitz Patton