Opening Night June 9th, 2014
Arthur Avenue Market
Little Italy in the Bronx
An evening dedicated to Eduardo de Filippo
Special Guest: Iaia Forte, a leading actress in Paolo Sorrentino’s 2014 Academy Award-winning film “The Great Beauty”
Buffet by featured chef of the Food Network, Chef David Greco
Drinks and canapés
Welcome speeches by Council Member (tbc), John Calvelli (National Italian American Foundation) and other key personalities
Performance by Iaia Forte, who will present an excerpt of one of Eduardo’s plays
Ms. Forte to be presented with an honorary plaque on behalf of the Arthur Avenue Community – New York’s ‘real’ Little Italy
Dessert and closing toast
Guests will receive gift bags filled with local products and more.
The festival’s Opening Night will take place at 7pm on June 9th at the Arthur Avenue Market in the Bronx. The evening will be dedicated to playwright Eduardo de Filippo on the 30th Anniversary of his death. Special guest will be Iaia Forte, a leading actress in Paolo Sorrentino’s film “The Great Beauty.” (Best Foreign Language Film, 2014 Academy Awards.) Opening Night tickets are $75 and include a buffet dinner by Food Network Chef David Greco, as well as drinks by various sponsors. Tickets are available for sale at inscenany.com. The evening will be a celebration of Italian theatre, food and culture, and will also feature a raffle of authentic Italian products as well as theatre tickets.
THE OPENING NIGHT IS PRESENTED BY KAIROS ITALY THEATER IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION, BELMONT BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, AND THE ARTHUR AVENUE MARKET ASSOCIATION.