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A Stone Carver
Written by: William Mastrosimone
Directed by: William Roudebush

May 7 – 24, 2009
Walnut Street Theatre, Studio 5
825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
After a highly successful season of his work, New City Stage is producing the newly revised version of Mastrosimone's first play, originally titled The Understanding. Set in the 1970s, Italian-American patriarch Agostino Malatesta is told he must move out of the Trenton home he built with his own hands to make room for a new highway. When he refuses to leave, his estranged son and new fiancée show up, and the battle of the wills begins. Long before eminent domain became a legal debate, this play deals with the emotional ramifications of progress overtaking tradition.
"… a fierce piece of theatre that shatters the preconceptions of dysfunctional families and friendships to see the core that lies inside every relationship." –


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