​​​​​ANTHONY E. GALLO
agallo2368@verizon.net     202 544 6973

ANTHONY E GALLO 

202 544 6973 agallo2368@verizon.net

Seventh Street Playhouse will be presenting the play Margherita at Ingleside Stage February 29 . Helen mary Ball  will be doing the role of Margherita, while Hugh Hill appears as Benito Mussolini. David Weaver  portrays Colonel Klemmer and Bunty Ketcham is Victoria Bullock. Beatrix Whitehall is designer.  Separately, Browne-Nederlander LLC has been promoting a Broadway production of the play. 

                          







​MARGHERITA: A TWO-ACT PLAY

ABOUT THE PLAY: THE JEWISH MOTHER OF FASCISM

Characters: Three Men, 1 Woman, Three Minor Roles

The play takes place during a three-day encounter in 1938.


Margherita
Margherita Sarfatti and Benito Mussolini, (Il Duce), former lovers, meet after a three-year separation.  A masked Il Duce suddenly appears at her door as she attempts to leave the country.  Why such a visit now, at such a late hour?

Through a series of mysterious events he plays with her mind.  He knows what she wants - to get quietly and safely out of Italy.    She is well aware of what he wants- the 1300 intimate letters he sent her during their 25-year affair.   Letters which, in the wrong hands, could have changed the shape of history.


STAGINGS AND PUBLICATION HISTORY

STAGINGS
2002-20016 Sixteen
February 2016 Ingleside at Rock Creek Stage
September 2014   Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Page-to-Stage

 March 2013 Department of State, Dean Acheson Auditorium, State of the Arts Cultural Series

March 2012 United States Department of State, Dean Acheson Auditorium, State of the Arts Cultural Series

January, 2012 Lincolnia,  Fairfax Virginia

July, 2011,  Knollwood, Washington, DC

October 2009, Harvard Club of Boston, Italian Center

April 2009 Dramatists Guild of America

March 2009, National Press Club January 2008 New York University   Staged Reading

March 2008,  Casa Italiana,  New York University , Staged Reading

September 2007 Corner Store Theatre  Full Production

July 2007 Woolly Mammoth Theatre  Full Production

August 2004 Seventh Street Playhouse Staged Reading

March 2003 Playwrights Forum Public Staged Reading                                                                                                             

October 2002 Cosmos Theatre Public Staged Reading PF

2001-2002  PF Workshops



PUBLICATIONS

March 2011, Margherita, Available on Amazon

January 2011, Seven Judeo Christian Dramas by Anthony E. Gallo with forward by Leonard Levy

February 2008, New Theatre Publications, Warrenton, Great Britain

July 2008, Eight Plays by Anthony E. Gallo, Browns Court Publishing

July 2006 Browns Court Publishing


DIRECTORS

 

Jessica Lefkow

Theresa Gambacorta

Mary Suib

Roland Branford Gomez

Anthony E. Gallo


View Videos of all staged readings by clicking here.