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La Cucina ()

Produced by


Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: John Bressan
Director: M. J. Bressan


Factory Studio Theatre


July 1st, 2016 – July 10th, 2016


In WW2, young Carlo Scorsini was a Partisan fighter in Italy. By 1950 he was on his way to Canada determined to start a new life. Years later, his son Elio purchases the family’s abandoned farm only to learn of the tragic events that befell his grandfather and aunt’s family. Despite his Italian heritage, could he ever feel at home in the new, modern Italy? (


Greg Wilmot Elio Scorsini / Carlo Scorsini
John Bressan Bruno Salvador / Primo Scorsini
Stephanie Simonetta Eliana Salvador / Silvana Scorsini
Valentyn Korotkevych German Sergeant / Family Friend
Robert Morgenhauser German Colonel
Maria Bressan Pina Scorsini
Andrew Simonetta Deceased Partisan (Act 2)

Creative Team

John Bressan Playwright
M. J. Bressan Director
Stephanie Simonetta Set Designer


Vince Simonetta Stage Manager
Andrew Simonetta Stagehand
Anna Simonetta Stagehand
Anna Simonetta Media Liason
Lino Bressan Driver


Lewis Caunter Venue Technician
Ellen MacKay Swing Technician
Michelle Ramsay Festival Lighting Designer