A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx is about a dysfunctional blue-collarJewish family languishing under the thumb of a patriarch, who employsemotional tyranny over his fragile middle-aged daughter to keep themin line. Her dreamy-eyed husband dares to assert himself by buyinga home in the suburbs. His unlikely ally is his teenage son, whodares challenge his grandfather in an ultimate generational battle ofwits and will.
About the Prodction Company: Bravo Theater Company
Established in the 1990s to produce new works, Bravo continues itstradition.
About the Company: GIAA the Guild of Italian American Actors
GIAA the Guild of Italian American Actors presides over this production.est. 1936 as theItalian Actors Union works with its sister Actors Equity to provideprofessional quality theater to iits audiences anddecent working conditions to its members.
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: TheaterMania at 212-352-3101 o Company: GIAA the Guild of Italian American Actors Official Web Site: www.giaa.us Gary Morgenstein PLAYWRIGHT Gary Morgenstein’s prophetic play about white-collar crime, Ponzi Man, premiered at the 2005 New York Fringe Festival. Co-host of the popular Sunday night Media Blvd Purple Haze radio show, his novels include Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman, about a man who falls in love with a beautiful woman rabbi; Jesse’s Girl; the story of a father’s desperate search for his adopted teenage son; Take Me Out to the Ballgame, a political baseball thriller, as well as the baseball Rocky The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the New York Yankees and the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not. By day he is Director, Communications, for the Syfy Channel Alyson Linefsky Eleanor Abrams Alyson is a principle in "Foreclosed," a horror comedy, now on the film fest circuit.She has been the lead in many stage productions, recently "Run for Your Wife."Her talents can be heard in countless voiceovers.In addition to her performing, Alyson dedicates much time and resources to animal rights and care. Simcha Borenstein Sammy Abrams Simcha Borenstein (Director, Iraq (Blindness)). Clemenza and Tessio are Dead, Bed & Breakfast, The Oboe Player, Delores, Lynette at 3 a.m., Last Exit Before Toll, Sunday with Albert and Mandy, David Mamet's The Old Neighborhood, David Rabe's Those the River Keeps (director). Bogosity, Eagle's Path,Another Saturday Story, Nothing Interesting Ever Happens Around Here, Tammy (writer/director). A Reappearing Act, Eccstaticies and the Bicoastal Disorder, Giraffe, The Date, (actor/writer/director). One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Into the Woods, Pump Boys and Dinettes (actor), and the films Acid Rain, How I Became That Jewish Guy, Guardian Angel and Lactoxity (actor). DGA and GIAA Member.
Troy Dane Elliot Abrams Troy was a lead in "Calamity 666" prize-winning movie at the Cleveland Indie Gathering in August. He was also lead in "Iraq/Blindness" by Mario Fratti ( TONY, best book, Nine the Musical ) Donna Castellano Gladys Simms Donna Castellano’s theatre credits includeJolly in David Mamet’s The Old
Neighborhood; Edith in Lanford Wilson’s Ikke, Ikke, Nye, Nye, Nye and the DMV Lady
from Hell in Christopher Durang’s DMV Tyrant. She appears regularly in sketch work
on The Late Show with David Letterman as the Lady in the Tweedy Bird Tee Shirt.
Castellano has also appeared on Saturday Night Live as Aunt Teresa, Late Night with
Conan O’Brien as Monica Lewinsky and The Sopranos as Aunt Mary. Recent film roles
were Dot in Portraits and Mary in The Last Supper.
Bruce Levy Harry Simms Levy’s “Sada” published as one of the best short plays. Wrote films “Museum Scandals & True Love”. Featured role “The Definition Of Insanity”. Performed many plays and Indies. Recurring role “The Guiding Light”. Produced Broadway “The Price Of Genius” Shurin, (Sande Shurin Acting Studios) directing.BRUCE LEVY208 West 30th Street, 701 New York, NY 10001212 262-6848…917 747-8757 Jessica Renee Russell Madeline Kramer Jessica Renee Russell is originally from Dallas and moved to New York in 2005 to
attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the William Esper Studio. Her most
recent credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Ursula) and Midsummer Night’s Dream
(Moth) for the Houston Shakespeare Festival; Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and Henry V
(Alice) with The Secret Theatre, and An Actual Baby Person.
Carlo Fiorletta Director Carlo Fiorletta directed Mara Lesemann’s Fertility Factor at the Producers Club andActs of Contrition at the Houseman Studio.He wrote and directed two award-winning short movies: Nipple Nazis and Calamity 666.His film The Last Supper just wrapped post-production. Fiorletta is President of GIAA.