The Best of 650 • 650 joins the fun at this year’s New Rochelle ArtsFest with a one-hour show featuring a roster of talented Westchester County writers. Join us to hear some of the finest five-minute spoken word essays of the year, and stick around for the wine and cheese reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public. SHOW DATE: 2:00 PM Sunday, October 8, 2017 • Pelham Art Center
Raised on deceit, manipulation and fine Italian cuisine…
Angela Derecas Taylor’s collection of stories and memories are set in and around her family’s Italian restaurant, founded in 1936 in Greenwich Village. At turns heartwarming and horrifying, comical and catastrophic, Just a Waitress: An Italian Opera introduces four generations of strong-willed Italian women plus a host of family members, colorful locals, criminals, hangers-on, and one frighteningly jealous cat. Angela’s candid accounts of her upbringing and experiences entertain while celebrating family, perseverance, survival, independence – and making one’s own way in the world.
“Vivid descriptions, flavorful dialogue and a dessert-like final sentence. I loved the story (and thanks for reminding me about Zito’s bread).”
— James Tobin, Author, Willamsburgh, VA