About the Show
Award winning writer/performer Frank Ingrasciotta gives a tour-de-force performance in this wonderfully funny & genuinely moving coming-of-age story of an immigrant child’s search for identity, understanding & healing. Its universal themes resonate to anyone who has a family. The Off-Broadway production ran at the Actors Playhouse for a commercial run where the New York Times called it, “a garrulous and enlightening production with a lasting rewarding flavor.” It just completed an acclaimed Buffalo run at the historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center, where it was produced by Tony Award winner Albert Nocciolino. Last year it was awarded top honors at the United Solo Festival for Best Comic Actor & Best Comedic Script. Other award include the Westchester Council Arts Award Winner for Best Artist, Sons of Italy Actor Recognition Award. Come meet the more than 20 characters who live, love and laugh 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 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), Middletown Performing Arts Center (Middletown, NJ), Morris Museum Bickford Theatre (Morristown, NJ), and universities and concert halls throughout the country. 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. Upcoming performances Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre (March 15, 2015), Winnipeg Theatre Festival (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada), White Plains Performing Arts Center (White Plains, NY).
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