August 16, 2006

The Immigrant's Table

Mary Lou Sanelli's book of poems and Italian family recipes gets a heartfelt "staged reading" at the Market Theater Friday at 8 PM. As Sanelli's Sicilian mother, Jackie Leone creates a complex and sympathetic character. Sanelli herself is a graceful performer (she also teaches ballet).

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The Immigrant's Table: Poems and Heirloom Recipes; author Sanelli (R) with Leone

The message is universal: we are what we eat, and we eat what we are. While it's not Chekhov, it's a lot more satisfying than whatever might be on TV. Afterwards, take your program next door to Il Bistro for a free plate of amazing calamari.

NOTE: Friday is also "Sunset Supper at the Market," so it's likely to be crowded.

Market Theater, 1428 Post Alley, 206-781-9273
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Posted by Ronald Holden at August 16, 2006 3:22 PM

Keep up the great work on your blog. Best wishes WaltDe

Posted by: WaltDe at August 31, 2006 11:24 AM

Sunset Supper at the Market is amazing, romantic, and the vendors are top of the line once you are fed and seated. BUT....
WARNING: huge lines for food, seating is very Puyallup Fair like at long benches..if you can even find a seat, and it is CROWDED with people bumping into each other and spilling your drink. Bring your patience and valium drip.

Posted by: Trisha at August 16, 2006 5:54 PM

Hanno potuto essere sorelle.

Posted by: Allan at August 16, 2006 3:49 PM