Already closed | 1h 30m | East Village

Sheila and Angelo (FringeNYC)

From 15 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Must see

About the show

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.

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.

1h 30m | Already closed | 64E4 MAINSTAGE (East Village)

Member Reviews (15)


Funny, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Must see

Banal, Dated, Insipid, Slow, Disappointing

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

August 20th, 2016
"The show accurately captures both the humor and anguish of growing old. The script is clearly new, with a few pacing problems in the middle and an ending that seems to hit very suddenly, but Raio’s vision is clear and manages to reach even the hearts of those too young to fully empathize with wh...
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August 20th, 2016
"'Sheila and Angelo' is a love story that tangos with death. A noir comedy, playwright Nick Raio will tug laughter and tears simultaneously from you...Emmy-winner Dan Grimaldi and Lynda Rodolitz are well-matched as the love-birds here, and the supporting actors are all sturdy in their roles. Dire...
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August 22nd, 2016
“One wonders why Mr. Raio wrote this play and why he would choose to produce it. One further wonders why it could possibly have been accepted into the FringeNYC 2016 Season. It is offensive from beginning to end and is no more than a wobbly series of hackneyed jokes strung together with the hope ...
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