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A ROOM OF MY OWN full cast announced

As previously announced, Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) plays Carl Morelli, a writer reminiscing about his adolescence in the cramped apartment that he shared with his family. Mario Cantone (Steve) plays his flamboyant Uncle Jackie.

Completing the company are Nico Bustamante as ten-year old Carl, Kendra Jain (New Year’s Eve) as Jeannie Morelli, Johnny Tammaro (Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding) as Peter Morelli, Joli Tribuzio (Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding) as Dotty Morelli, and Liza Vann (The Road to Damascus) as Aunt Jean. click to read full article

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World Premiere of A ROOM OF MY OWN

Stage and screen favorites Mario Cantone (Steve) and Ralph Macchio (The Karate Kid) will headline the world premiere of Charles Messina’s new play, A Room of My Own at The Abingdon Theatre Company from Feb 13th – March 13th 2016

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CALM THE LIGHT reading

The Sunday Series at Abingdon hosts a presentation of Charles Messina’s new play CALM THE LIGHT on Sunday, September 27th at 7:00pm.

This special one night only presentation is in advance of the Abingdon Theatre Company’s main stage production of Messina’s comedy A ROOM OF MY OWN, which opens in the spring…

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Abington Theatre Company season announcement

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its 2015-2016 Season of new plays beginning this fall…

In A ROOM OF MY OWN, Charles Messina recounts his adolescence growing up in a Greenwich Village studio apartment with his eccentric Italian-American family. This semi-autobiographical adult comedy takes a hilarious and heartfelt look at NYC in the late-1970s.

read the full article at BroadwayWorld and also on Theatremania.

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A HONEST WOMAN reading

NahNotOutsideMyHouse! Productions Inc. presents a reading of Charles Messina’s new play “An Honest Woman.” Joining the stellar cast in this one night only reading is former Sopranos star Jason Cerbone, who played the role of Jackie April Jr. on the hit HBO Series.

Messina’s newly revised play tells the tale of the Caponetti family and what happens when the head of the house (Cerbone) is incarcerated. 

“An Honest Woman” will be a one-night only reading at The Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street, at 7pm. For further information and to reserve seats, please call (212) 252-6910.

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A ROOM OF MY OWN reading at Abington Theatre

The Abingdon Theatre Company will present a reading of Charles Messina’s play A ROOM OF MY OWN, starring Mario Cantone on April 21, 2015. The comedy is based on Messina’s life growing up in Greenwich Village in the late 1970s. 

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3 FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD presentation

The Sunday Series at Abingdon will present 3 From The Neighborhood (click for tickets), a one night only workshop performance of three new one act plays by New York-based playwright Charles Messina. 

The evening will include three plays making their New York Premiere. Each one is centered on people living in Greenwich Village, the place where author Messina was born and raised. In THE NEIGHBORHOOD, Messina tells the true story of the events behind the Washington Square Park Riot of 1976. DEWEY, PHUKUM & HOWE tells the tale of three workers stuck in a dead end, debt collecting job and their wanderlust for another life. THE WRECK is the story of a neurotic man trying to cope with his hypochondria and the recent break up with his girlfriend.

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MOONLIGHT IN GREENWICH VILLAGE presentation

The Sunday Series at Abingdon will present MOONLIGHT IN GREENWICH VILLAGE, a one night only workshop performance on NOVEMBER 16th of three new one acts by New York-based playwright Charles Messina.

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FAIRIES one night only presentation!

The Sunday Series at Abingdon will present a special one night only Holiday performance of playwright Charles Messina’s hysterical one act, FAIRIES. Proceeds will benefit the programs of the not-for-profit Abingdon Theatre…

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A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND THAT workshop

The Sunday Series at Abingdon will present A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND THAT, a special one night only workshop benefit performance of three new one acts by New York-based playwright Charles Messina on September 22. Proceeds will benefit the programs of the not-for-profit Abingdon Theatre.

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