Headshot Waiting to be Hung in Your Lobby!
You knew it had to happen! How could the actress in me just sit at a computer and write the tales of an Italian village? When would I explode and start shouting the tales from the hilltops – or better yet as a one women show wherever anyone will have me. (And pay me of course! This living on a fixed income stuff ain’t what it’s cracked up to be.) The kick in my lazy butt to work on a show came from the Westlake Italian American Club. Marie M, one of the faithful Nonna’s Mulberry Tree subscribers reached out to me and asked if I would do a presentation at Westlake. She knew of my theater background and thought that I would be a funny, entertaining and informative presenter. I mean, of course she is right. Gulp – I have a gig this January – now I need a show!
I quickly e-mailed back and said the title of my show was:
Il Dolce Fa Niente – The Sweetness of Doing Nothing
The BS – oops – PR blurb I wrote was:
How does a type A personality manage to assimilate into the life of a small Italian mountain village? By taking a gulp and repeating daily, “it is OK to do nothing”. It is expected that one naps every afternoon. The evening meandering passeggiata through the piazza is for meeting and greeting not power-walking. I’ll share the stories of how a “Jersey Girl” manages to live in Pontelandolfo, explore her roots and ultimately learn, “Il Dolce Fa Niente”.
Pretty general blurb – I can pretty well talk about anything. Now, here is where I need your help. What would an audience really like to hear about? Take the short poll to help me pick out topics. Or better yet – leave a comment about what posts resonated with you, made you laugh, cry or curse. Tell me what you’d like to know!