I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
Georgia Ensemble Theatre
through November 11, 2018
Jacques Lamarre created this one-woman play from the memoir by Giulia Melucci published in 2009. It is presented at Geogia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell with Jenny Levison on stage for two acts running a total of about 2 hours.
The unique stage setting is Giulia’s kitchen in Brooklyn, and there are even some patrons sitting onstage and being served by her as she goes through the tale of her life’s travels, and cooks for her guests while doing so. It’s one thing to know how to make spaghetti from scratch, without just opening a box and dumping it into some boiling water; but quite another when you have to remember every line in two hours of performance. But, Jenny steps up to the plate, literally, with her experience both in theatre and having started Souper Jenny’s almost 20 years ago and building it onto 5 facilities as of now.
Rachel May has brought the production together as Director, and with some great props and set, you are brought right into her kitchen, as she recalls her experience and rants about her problems in finding the right guy at the right time.
Yes, there are some expletives, but the show is easy of the eyes and ears for pretty much anybody over the age of puberty. One actor gigs are not easy to pull off, for the actor nor the audience; but this one does the job with great aplomb.
More info at GET.org