About the Show
Award winning writer/performer Frank Ingrasciotta gives a tour-de-force performance in this funny and tender one-man play. Blood Type: RAGU is a coming-of-age story exploring the first-generation American’s delicate dance between culture and identity. Come meet the more than 20 characters who live, love and laugh as they struggle to thrive in a new culture in this fast-paced journey that is not just a comedy, not just a drama. It’s family – and we all have one!
Blood Type: RAGU is the winner of the 2012 United Solo Award for Best Comedic Performance. This critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway production delighted universal audiences at the Actors’ Playhouse in New York City. The show was developed at the Belmont Playhouse (NYC), where it became the longest running show in the theatre’s ten-year history. Blood Type: Ragu has also performed at Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC), George Street Playhouse (NJ), Riverspace Arts Center (Nyack, NY), Dante Hall Theatre (Atlantic City, NJ), 14th Street Playhouse (Atlanta, GA), Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Staten Island, NY) and universities and concert halls around the country. This past summer, during its Albany run at the Capital Repertory Theatre, Frank was invited by the NY State Capital to perform the show for the State Legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo where he was honored on the house floor. Blood Type: RAGU was also recently featured in Prof. Fred Gardaphe’s book From Wiseguys to Wise Men: The Gangster and Italian American Masculinities.
We are currently booking Blood Type: Ragu for tour dates. If you’re interested in having Blood Type: Ragu come to your city, let us know by dropping us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org