About the Show
“A garrulous & enlightening production with a lasting, rewarding flavor” The New York Times
“Transcending stereotypes, Ingrasciotta is a master of comedic and dramatic balance” Show Business Weekly
“A dynamic actor, through voice, body language, and one chair, Frank retells all the characters of his youth” Buffalo Rising
“A wild ride that at moments are hysterically funny, and at others poignant and gripping” The Atlanta Champion
Blood Type: RAGU, stars award-winning writer and performer Frank Ingrasciotta, giving a tour-de-force portrayal of over 20 characters who live, love and laugh, in this wonderfully moving and genuinely funny solo play that explores an immigrant child’s delicate dance between culture and identity. It’s a fast-paced journey that is not just a comedy, not just a drama. It’s a family – and we all have one!
The show delighted audiences Off-Broadway at the Actors’ Playhouse in NYC, Shea’s Performing Arts Center (Buffalo, NY), 14th Street Playhouse (Atlanta, GA), Dante Hall Theatre (Atlantic City, NJ), George St. Playhouse (New Brunswick, NJ), Seven Angels Theatre (Waterbury, CT), and numerous Performing Arts Centers throughout the USA. It also played to sold-out houses at the Belmont Theatre (NYC), where it became the longest running show in the theatre’s ten-year history.
During its Albany, New York run at the Capital Repertory Theatre, Blood Type: RAGU was invited to perform at the New York State Capital for the State Legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo, and was honored with a citation on the house floor. The show has been analyzed in the book: From Wiseguys to Wisemen, The Gangster and Other Italian-American Masculinities by Professor Fred Gardaphe. Last year, Frank and the show were acknowledged with two United Solo Awards for Best Comic Actor and Best Comedic Script, and nominated alongside of Hugh Jackman, John Leguizamo and Bette Midler. It also received the Westchester Arts Council Award for Best Performing Artist, and the Sons of Italy Award for Best Actor.
Winnipeg Theatre Festival (Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA) – July 16-26, 2015
Albany Italian-American Cultural Center – September 12, 2015
White Plains Performing Arts Center (White Plains, NY) – Fall 2015
We are currently booking Blood Type: Ragu for tour dates. If you’re interested in having the show come to your city, let us know by dropping us an email at email@example.com