Part of FringeNYC: Set in a senior citizens' village, this hilarious and insightful love story with an unexpected twist explores the tribulations of growing older and... the alternative! Features SAG winner Dan Grimaldi leading an all star NY cast. Must See! More…
Categories: Comedy, Local. From Two Headed Dragon Productions. Written by Nick Raio. Directed by Michelle Kristine Best.
FROM THE ARTIST:
Sheila and Angelo is unique among the Fringe Festival entrants as all of the main characters, except one, and the first time produced playwright are 65 years of age or older. A comedic love story set in a South Florida retirement community, it deals with active seniors coming to grips with the reality of aging and the alternative. Serious subjects, such as the right to die with dignity and the state of health care in America are touched upon. The play has a flow that alternates between comedy and tragedy. Previous stage readings have brought about robust laughter and actual tears at the end for many of the audience members. If you love a good laugh, a good cry, or both this play is for you.
One of the advantages of working with seniors is you get to cast seasoned veteran actors in meaty roles that will let them shine. My lead, Dan Grimaldi, is a SAG award winner supported by the veteran cast of Lynda Rodolitz, Ed Kershen, Simone Lazer and ex-Playboy bunny, Judy Bruno Bennett. This fine cast is being directed by Michelle Kristine Best who holds an MFA from The Actors Studio at the New School University.
See it if You are a Millenial harboring negative stereotypes about older NY Jewish and Jewish/Italian couples in southeast FL condos and find funny
Don't see it if You are an intelligent, educated, sophisticated Jewish or Italian Baby Boomer residing in southeast FL-insulting and depressing
See it if Certainly anyone over 60 or anyone else hoping to live long enough to get old. Funny and romantic with very experienced actors.
Don't see it if If you don't intend to get old. or hate great acting.
See it if You can relate to the indignities, challenges, and amusements of aging in today's world. And find heartfelt emotion in an unlikely couple.
Don't see it if You don't understand older people and their problems; or you don't have a heart.
See it if You like plays that deal with the human condition artfully written and presented with great humor. Touching yet funny with a fabulous cast!
Don't see it if You don't like to laugh or deal with reality!
See it if See it. Period. You are going to grow old. Or you have a loved one who already us old! VERY thought provoking.Humor as catalyst gets U there
Don't see it if Life's negatives weigh heavy on you.
See it if I you want to laugh out loud. It was like a roller-coaster ride of laughs and tears, but mostly laughs. Characters were well played and fun.
Don't see it if You are bringing small children.
See it if You are a baby boomer, or you've been married! If you want to laugh and cry and cathart about subjects revolving around growing older.
Don't see it if You are too modest, or have small kids with you. It deals with thought provoking issues, and while funny, it's heart wrenching at times.
See it if You want to laugh at your own relationships, honor the vows of marriage ,see how people tick in a "long lasting relationship.
Don't see it if you prefer to be not laugh.
See it if It is very funny and a well written story about life in Florida among the older generation. It is well staged with the bed being upright.
Don't see it if Do not bring young children. It is an adult play.
See it if Sheila and Angelo is a fantastic love story with great jokes about life and a twisted and delightful thought about death.
Don't see it if You don't like to laugh.