Arts & Entertainment

"Angels Fall" at MONDO Mar. 14


SUMMIT, NJ - The Lanford Wilson play reading series will present “Angels Fall”, March 14 at MONDO.  The performance begins at 8 p.m.

The play is set in an impoverished Catholic mission in rural New Mexico, where a group of disparate individuals gather due to an accident at a nearby nuclear facility.  Included among them are a burnt-out college professor, his much younger wife, the elderly parish priest, his brilliant half-Indian foster son, a middle-aged art gallery owner and her much younger boy-toy lover. Confined within the church, they begin to reveal their stories to each other – their trials and tribulations, their hopes and fears and the personal crises -- which have brought them not only to this place but to turning points in their lives.

The cast will also consist of locally-acclaimed actors: Crawford Collins, Stacey Petricha, David Cantor, Salvador Navarro, FJ DeRobertis, Arnold Buchiane, and Kendall Green.

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The Lanford Wilson Play Reading Series is directed by Frank Licato, who has been a professional director, actor and teacher for more than 30 years.  He is Artistic Director of Hudson Theatre Works, a professional theatre in Hudson County, NJ.  His shows have been nominated for 17 Perry awards and he won for best director for "Grapes of Wrath'.  Licato was honored by the New Jersey Theater Alliance for his directorial work, was named best director at the New York Fringe Festival and Best Director by the Off-Off Broadway Review.  He has acted in movies with Alan Arkin, Martin Sheen, Sylvester Stallone and Frank Sinatra.  Licato  was named best actor by the Boston Critics for his performance in "Judgement" by Barry Collins at the Boston Shakespeare Company and was nominated for an Obie award for his performance in "Deathwatch" by Genet.

For further information and tickets please contact the Producer, Sally Ponzio, at, or call  941/993-3195. 

Seating is limited.  MONDO is located at 426 Springfield Avenue.

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