Pizza and Whine

Critics

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Audience

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Reviews: 8

A heart wrenching loss reunites four cousins to share one crazy night forcing walls to come down… over a little Pizza and Whine.

Reviews

The title sets the stage for dramatic interest with the deliberate pun on “Whine.” This one act play renders a complete experience of four cousins who each possess a personal issue as they collectively grieve the death of their beloved grandma. Family unity, truth, and transparency are consistent themes that resonate throughout each scene. Transparency and hardcore truth are shared through a family game, but in fact, it is not a game at all, rather a lesson taught and learned through the heart of each character's personal challenge. The female family dynamic is disrupted by two male characters: Zeek (portrayed by Gogo Lomo-David) and Tony (portrayed by Fabio Lo Fria). The male perspective shifts the mood of the play ushering in food for thought for the cousins and also creating an opportunity for an emotional release to take place giving way to healing, reflection of the life of the grandma, and the appreciation of the legacy of the grandma's life lessons each cousin learned. The role of the cousins are portrayed by Millie (Emily Altridge); Stephanie (Veronica Kelly); Jennifer (Raffaella Capp) and Natalie (Natasha Capp). It is difficult to pinpoint a “lead” character as each character is effective with their depiction and delivery of their personal truth; however, the character Zeek brings great energy to the play with his charisma and over the top energy. The set design is a small apartment in NY around the Christmas holiday season, and the costumes (Mel Newman) are indicative of the season and well done for the production. Overall, the play is a worthwhile watch, and it imprints the mind of the audience to cherish and never take family for granted. “Pizza and Whine” delivers food for thought through whining cousins while enjoying many flavors of wine to stir up the appetite for real truth to be shared. I expect many more great works from Maria Capp, Director/Writer. Submitted by Sonya Blair, Attendee

sweet - Sonya Blair


Pizza and Whine was an amazing show. It was so relatable to my own life and I feel most others would agree with me as well. It made me laugh as well as tear up a little. I would definitely recommend as a must see!

sweet - Gabby


I took my 25 year old daughter and my sister to see the play Pizza and Whine. What a great girls night. The play hit on so many issues young women have today. Thank you to the young women in the play for their courage and honesty. A must see! - Donna

sweet - Donna


Absolutely loved this play! If you're watching this and thinking the characters' chemistry is so real it's like they're actually related, that's because they are! But each is a great actor in his or her own right and they really bring these words to life. And Veronica Kelly shines onstage! You'll laugh until you cry and be left wanting to call up your mom. In a good way of course.

sweet - Jonah Nemetz


Pizza and Whine is just as delicious as its title suggests. One moment, you're laughing along with the cast, and the next, you're sharing their tears. A play that truly comes from the heart, Pizza and Whine reminds us that love is all around us. What a beautiful message to receive during such dark times.

sweet - Jaryn Stewart


Pizza and Whine is a wonderful play about young women who happen to be cousins coming together to pay tribute to their late Grandmother . Each young woman is different in their own right with their own struggles . They encourage each other to find the power within by love and support and embrace the fact that family is everything even if you are miles away from each other . Lorraine Pacifico

sweet - Lorraine Pacifico


The direction was well done...There was something charming and relatable about their Grandmother's sayings and antidotes. The dialogue flows nicely and there are some lovely moments... Raffaela Capp as Jennifer is the most defined and was well done. The character Natalie (Natasha) is the most fun... Both male characters are notable. I liked Mr. David's performance. Mr. Fria was adorable and held his own with Jennifer and winning with Natalie. - Suzanna Bowling

sweet - Maria Capp


A beautiful story of four cousins who share their love for music and their grandmother. The young ladies' dialogue was funny, heartbreaking and relatable. A must see for ladies of all ages.

sweet - Joanne Cerrito


The title sets the stage for dramatic interest with the deliberate pun on “Whine.” This one act play renders a complete experience of four cousins who each possess a personal issue as they collectively grieve the death of their beloved grandma. Family unity, truth, and transparency are consistent themes that resonate throughout each scene. Transparency and hardcore truth are shared through a family game, but in fact, it is not a game at all, rather a lesson taught and learned through the heart of each character's personal challenge. The female family dynamic is disrupted by two male characters: Zeek (portrayed by Gogo Lomo-David) and Tony (portrayed by Fabio Lo Fria). The male perspective shifts the mood of the play ushering in food for thought for the cousins and also creating an opportunity for an emotional release to take place giving way to healing, reflection of the life of the grandma, and the appreciation of the legacy of the grandma's life lessons each cousin learned. The role of the cousins are portrayed by Millie (Emily Altridge); Stephanie (Veronica Kelly); Jennifer (Raffaella Capp) and Natalie (Natasha Capp). It is difficult to pinpoint a “lead” character as each character is effective with their depiction and delivery of their personal truth; however, the character Zeek brings great energy to the play with his charisma and over the top energy. The set design is a small apartment in NY around the Christmas holiday season, and the costumes (Mel Newman) are indicative of the season and well done for the production. Overall, the play is a worthwhile watch, and it imprints the mind of the audience to cherish and never take family for granted. “Pizza and Whine” delivers food for thought through whining cousins while enjoying many flavors of wine to stir up the appetite for real truth to be shared. I expect many more great works from Maria Capp, Director/Writer. Submitted by Sonya Blair, Attendee

sweet - Sonya Blair


Pizza and Whine was an amazing show. It was so relatable to my own life and I feel most others would agree with me as well. It made me laugh as well as tear up a little. I would definitely recommend as a must see!

sweet - Gabby


I took my 25 year old daughter and my sister to see the play Pizza and Whine. What a great girls night. The play hit on so many issues young women have today. Thank you to the young women in the play for their courage and honesty. A must see! - Donna

sweet - Donna


Absolutely loved this play! If you're watching this and thinking the characters' chemistry is so real it's like they're actually related, that's because they are! But each is a great actor in his or her own right and they really bring these words to life. And Veronica Kelly shines onstage! You'll laugh until you cry and be left wanting to call up your mom. In a good way of course.

sweet - Jonah Nemetz


Pizza and Whine is just as delicious as its title suggests. One moment, you're laughing along with the cast, and the next, you're sharing their tears. A play that truly comes from the heart, Pizza and Whine reminds us that love is all around us. What a beautiful message to receive during such dark times.

sweet - Jaryn Stewart


Pizza and Whine is a wonderful play about young women who happen to be cousins coming together to pay tribute to their late Grandmother . Each young woman is different in their own right with their own struggles . They encourage each other to find the power within by love and support and embrace the fact that family is everything even if you are miles away from each other . Lorraine Pacifico

sweet - Lorraine Pacifico


The direction was well done...There was something charming and relatable about their Grandmother's sayings and antidotes. The dialogue flows nicely and there are some lovely moments... Raffaela Capp as Jennifer is the most defined and was well done. The character Natalie (Natasha) is the most fun... Both male characters are notable. I liked Mr. David's performance. Mr. Fria was adorable and held his own with Jennifer and winning with Natalie. - Suzanna Bowling

sweet - Maria Capp


A beautiful story of four cousins who share their love for music and their grandmother. The young ladies' dialogue was funny, heartbreaking and relatable. A must see for ladies of all ages.

sweet - Joanne Cerrito