Royal Court Theatre, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs as part of the Live Lunch Season
"Which one of us looks more Italian now?'
Rachel has a career, a boyfriend and a life in New York City, until she tweets the wrong thing. Fired from her job, Rachel must move back in with her ambitious mother, Barb, in Butler, Pennsylvania.
Although Rachel’s promised herself that she’ll never become her Mother, her only option to get back on her feet is to work for Barb’s pasta factory, Ocean Pasta Inc.
Barb seizes the opportunity in having Rachel back as a way to transform her pasta factory into an 'authentic' Italian-American family business. To Barb, being Italian means looking like a family but Rachel doesn't have the Palumbo family look. As Rachel strives for her Mother’s approval, she eats to transform and become part of the family.
With the help of Dino, a local restaurateur and self-styled Frank Sinatra impersonator, Rachel sets out on a journey to make it big in her small town.
But how big is big enough to find the American Dream today?
Reading at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Royal Court Theatre
1.15pm 3rd October 2014
DIRECTED BY DEBBIE HANNAN
Rachel Palumbo - Kate O’Flynn
Barb Palumbo- Maureen Beattie
Steve / Alex - Obi Abili
Dino - Howard Ward