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Schoolhouse Theatre In Croton Falls Premieres 'How To Bury A Saint'

Janice Maffei
Janice Maffei Photo Credit: Contributed

CROTON FALLS, NY – The world premiere of "How to Bury a Saint," will come to The Schoolhouse Theater June 2 through 19.

The play was written by Janice Maffei and directed by Schoolhouse Artistic Director Bram Lewis. "How to Bury a Saint" is a contemporary fictional “dramedy” set in Mahopac that tells the story of three generations of the Colasuanno family, Italian-Americans with roots in Calabria.

Maffei was sparked to write Saint as a result of a 2013 controversy at a Brooklyn bocce club that refused to allow women to become voting members. For Maffei, it was also the story of her own family. A proud Italian-American, the playwright was raised in a family where her mother made excellent meatballs that no one can replicate to this day.

For director Bram Lewis, the production will be “A full meal, something the theater will serve up for us all to digest. We’ll have a lot for the audience to relish in terms of the frail and silly. We’ll get a chance to open up and examine our own values and then discuss it at a talk back after each Sunday show.”

The audience can also expect to be treated to the sounds of Louie Prima, Connie Francis and Dean Martin, and maybe even a game of bocce.

Show times June 2 to 19 are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Individual tickets for main stage productions are $38. Senior citizen discount tickets are $35 and student tickets are available at $15. They can be purchased online at this link or by calling the box office at 914-277-8477. The Schoolhouse is located at 3 Owens Rd. in Croton Falls.

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