New Play by Local Writer Tommi Avicolli Mecca

by on February 22, 2006

Following on the heels of his critically acclaimed one-man show last year, local author and activist Tommi Avicolli Mecca is debuting his new work, “the aching in god’s heart,” March 16-18, 8pm and March 19 at 5pm at St. Boniface’s Theatre, 133 Golden Gate/Leavenworth.

The play takes a hard look at the meaning of love and family. Sofia, a dutiful daughter who has given up everything to take care of la famiglia, is suddenly forced to face the truth about her life of devotion. “The play really looks at the conflict that develops between ‘la via vecchia’ (the old ways) of the immigrant generation and those of the first generation born here in America. It’s the Italian/American story we don’t see on TV or in the movies,” says author Avicolli Mecca.

The cast includes Renee Saucedo, Diana Hartman, Giancarlo Campagna and Avicolli Mecca.

The four performances of “aching” will benefit four local nonprofits: Housing Rights Committee, Day Laborers Program, St. Boniface’s Neighborhood Center and the Family Link. Admission is $10 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. To reserve tickets, call (415) 861-5848.

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