The holiday favorite from Philadelphia playwright Gianna Lozzi Wolf returns

Set in the late 1980s, Anita DeSanto has just come home from a three-month-long trip to Europe, to New York and her large Italian family. No one, except her brother Jesse, even understands why she went to begin with. Before her trip, Anita, a 29-year-old Roman Catholic, divorced her cheating husband – she’s always been told what was right and what was wrong by everyone in her life, so this was her revolt. Anita must now face her family, friends, and neighborhood when she returns early, with a new beau, the day before Christmas Eve. He’s a charming, handsome New Yorker from a great family. He treats her like the princess she is, and he’s Jewish. However, Anita is about to find that she’s not the only family member with a secret. There’s never a dull Christmas Eve in the DeSanto house, but this year’s will include divorce papers, the FBI, and some gefilte fish.

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Talk of the Town

Lately, though, the string of twinkling lights fringing the makeshift performance space is illuminating another form of flourishing artistry, as Raw Street Productions, a South Philly-based theater company, has fittingly made [Connie’s Ric Rac] its own, extracting theatrics from traditional places and plopping them amid bar stools.

Grace Maiorano South Philly Review, 2018

This is a wonderful piece that far exceeded my expectations, especially from a fledgling playwright who has a beautiful ear for dialogue. It has the potential to be an annual treat during the holiday season. The sold-out run shows the burgeoning success of this small powerhouse of a theater company. I anticipate that they will do great things.

Joe Lex Dr. Joe's Groove 106.5 FM, 2018

There’s something universal about Eighth Fish. Everyone in the audience can identify with having a family that’s awkward in its own way, especially with a new person joining the fold.

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey Broad Street Review, 2018

Schulz might utter Charlie Brown’s most famous phrase, “Good grief,” another big laugh for CB, if he could see Dog Sees God. He might also say, “Good play!”

Mark Cofta Broad Street Review, 2018

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