Charles Messina

Abingdon Theatre presents the world premiere coming-of-age tale by playwright Charles Messina, set in Greenwich Village during the 70s. Starring Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone.

Charles Messina's semi-autobiographical comedy, 'A Room of My Own,' revolves around a writer who grows up in a wacky Italian-American family. Set in a small tenement apartment in late 1970s Greenwich Village, the play follows in the grand tradition of playwrights like Neil Simon, who used their own early family lives as inspiration to create indelible and uniquely American Broadway hits.

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One man comedy show, directed by Charles Messina, starring Andrew Goffman, about an 11 yr old boy who finds his father's porographic video tapes and becomes addicted to porn for years, until he meets his wife and becomes a father himself.  Running for 6 years and counting to great critical and audience reviews. Click below to watch the preview videos!

A ROOM OF MY OWN is a bawdy, ground-breaking comedy that revolves around a writer’s attempt to tell the story of growing up in his wacky Italian-American family in a small tenement apartment in late 1970s Greenwich Village. It was presented as an Industry Reading  at 45 Bleecker Street to a 340 seat capacity crowd. It featured an outstanding cast, including actors Ralph Macchio, Mario Cantone, Gina Ferranti, Johnny Tammaro, Lynne Koplitz, John Barbieri and Kendra Jain. It was Written and Directed by Charles Messina.

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