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The Last Sicilian: A One Man Play

From 30 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Delightful, Ambitious

About the show

Actor/writer Nick Albanese shares his comic and heartwarming true tales of growing up Sicilian in America. More…

In 'The Last Sicilian,' Albanese regales audiences with a sampling of the kind of stories that have been passed down over raucous family dinner tables year after year. You'll hear stories about his childhood years spent in his family's bakery, and learn how generations of his relatives met, married, and overcame challenges to come to America. 'The Last Sicilian' features some Sicilian history as well, and explores how Sicilians met prejudice when they first arrived in the States.


Member Reviews (30)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Delightful, Ambitious
75
Avg Score

73
Entertaining, Sincere, Slow, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You want a heart-felt solo show about growing up with a Sicilian family: he cares about the stories & it shows. You want to be entertained.

Don't see it if You want a play that connects stories smoothly: the transitions can be abrupt & awkward. You want a more developed show:it needs some work.

Also The running time is 1 hour, 20 minutes.

79
Funny, Entertaining, Sometimes slow, Refreshing

See it if Some of the storys hit home for me. Growing up in a Sicilian family was funny. A little slow at time but that OK. I enjoy seeing this show

Don't see it if One man show, none thing fancy on stage. Is a little slow but OK.

82
Relatable, Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy solo shows & are interested in a story about growing in an immigrant Italian family. There's something relatable for everyone.

Don't see it if You don't like intimate theatre. This one is very homey-even gives free snacks! This was terrific, but he could have skipped the cat's death

71
Clever, Entertaining, Resonant, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You like anecdotes about one man's family.

Don't see it if You expect some trenchant comedy ir insight.

82
Warm and sweet like nonna's sunday sauce

See it if You enjoy stories about Italian-American culture and ethnic traditions.

Don't see it if You need huge production value or multiple actors..essentially a one man show relaying stories about his (slightly crazy) Italian Family

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Nostalgic, Relevant, Feel good

See it if You enjoy hearing nostalgic family stories. You don’t have to be Sicilian to love this!

Don't see it if You have no patience for one man shows without a defined plot and no scenery or great staging.

Also This is a warm lovely show about immigrants and what makes our country... Read more Read less

68
Cliched, Slow, Entertaining, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy one man shows that aren't too ambitious and are made up of somewhat entertaining stories of growing-up Sicilian.

Don't see it if you want an evening of stories that are utterly entertaining, with a strong performance and excellent writing.

75
Entertaining, Funny, Heart warming, Slow

See it if Although the actor is very likeable this prod. has a total a stand up vibe.Overall a heartwarming funny & slow at times story.

Don't see it if Staging that needs revision bothers you. Hopefully the actor will stop sipping the coffee & the pacing changes into something pleasant.

99
Funny, Thought-provoking, Delightful, Stories from the heart, Sentiments from the soul

See it if U want to see a charming actor/writer in a GOOD solo comedy show that echoes heart & soul sentiments about being of Sicilian heritage & MORE

Don't see it if U are adverse to solo acts. U want grand Bway sets. This show is funny but has big range & this actor is engaging & likeable. Go see at once

Also I enter the artistically prominent 13th St. Repertory Theater thinking... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like one man shows that tell as story and are seeped in family history

Don't see it if you are looking for a big opulent production

82
Entertaining, Heart warming, Nostalgic, Funny, Charming

See it if Sweet, heartwarming and at times humorous one man show about his childhood and family background. Entertaining stories of a colorful family

Don't see it if Don’t like one man shows; intimate shows.

Also A small little show but worth seeing to get a dose of Italian family l... Read more Read less

79
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You enjoy an one man autobiographical play.

Don't see it if You need a multi character play. Do not enjoy intimate venues.

79
Warm-hearted one-man autobiographical play about growing up sicilian in rhode island. it lacked a dramatic pull but was entertaining.

See it if You can't see it. It closed but the writer is working on some web series projects.

Don't see it if You'd rather see a full fleshed play with multiple characters and actors.

50
Slow, Indulgent, Disappointing, Ambitious, Cliched

See it if You wish to learn about one man being Sicilian-Amer. in R.Is. And less known historical facts of 19th Cent. Sicilian immigration to the USA

Don't see it if You desire a broader, funnier, insightful look of being Sicilian/Italian -American in the USA. You don't want distasteful, medical details.

Also When the 43 year old Nick Albanese shows photos of famous Italian/Sici... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Riveting

See it if You love family humor and being able to relate to the old days

Don't see it if You are not found of old Italian Family humor

79
Ambitious, Clever, Slow

See it if You like biographical one man shows with a talented actor.

Don't see it if You don't like ethnical one man shows.

Also A talented writer/actor but needs to be better paced. Too slow moving.... Read more Read less

79
Funny, Refreshing, Enchanting

See it if Loved it from start to finish , the stories about his family from Italy to Providence was so personal and brings memories of life yeas ago

Don't see it if If you do not like plays and one man acts

74
Delightful, Entertaining, Slow, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if like one man ok shows that are sometimes funny and sometimes a little slow.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows.

75
Slow, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like solo performances about an actor's childhood years.

Don't see it if You're easily bored with anecdotes about someone's family.

Also There were many amusing stories and the actor had a very friendly mann... Read more Read less

68
Alright, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to hear some interesting stories

Don't see it if You want more of a modern commentary on some of the events spoken about

65
Insipid, Resonant

See it if Your of Sicilian decent. You like a one man story telling play.

Don't see it if You expect a riveting show.

75
Entertaining, Ambitious, Funny, Slow

See it if Enjoy hearing very personal stories about a close immigrant family making a new life in America.

Don't see it if Do not enjoy single person shows and storytelling.

Also Show had its ups and downs and feels like it needs some fine tuning. Y... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like to hear entertainig stories about immigrants, and like one man shows.

Don't see it if You like a lot of action, and will be bored by seeing only 1 actor.

69
Dated, Disappointing, Resonant

See it if if you want another story about italian family life; it had potential and there were some high points but really needed editing

Don't see it if if you like crisp acting and well edited one man shows.

77
Entertaining, Funny, Nostalgic

See it if You grew up in an Italian-American home—you’ll find yourself nodding in agreement many times and thinking fondly of your own childhood.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy one-man shows, bare staging, or family-focused storytelling.


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