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).
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.Posted by Ronald Holden at August 16, 2006 3:22 PM