Mangia Mangia

By Danielle Dresden

Directed by Jody Reiss

New Play Features Food, Fun & Memories

They say you are what you eat and “Mangia Mangia,” a new play from TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater, will show how this happens. Weaving together tales from Italian neighborhoods with authentic recipes, tastings and audience participation, “Mangia Mangia” will how show how food connects people across cultures and generations.

Madison’s own Greenbush neighborhood provides the focus and the flavor of the play, thanks to help from the memories of many Madisonian’s, as well as Catherine Tripalin Murray and her books about the Greenbush.

Authentic Greenbush flavor comes from Teresa Pullara-Ouabel, of Bunky’s Restaurant, who will prepare the samples of family recipes featured in the play.

Produced by TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater at TAPIT/new works Studio Theater, 1957 Winnebago Street, Madison

Performances: November 7-23, 2008

“Mangia Mangia” will be performed:
Friday, Nov. 7, 14, 21 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, Nov. 8 (at 4:00 PM only; no evening show that night)
Nov. 15, Nov. 22 at 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 9, 16, 23 at 4:00 PM

Tickets are $17, which includes the show and the sampling of Italian cuisine.

For information and reservations, please call TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater at 608.244.2938 or visit

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