For Immediate Release: Original Play by Gianna Lozzi
Right Behind is coming to this year’s Fringe Festival!
Who: The 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival
What: Right Behind: Original Play by Gianna Lozzi
When: September 15th through the 18th
Where: Connie’s Ric Rac, 1132 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Philadelphia, PA Thursday, July 7th, 2016 – Right Behind takes its audience behind the scenes of a restaurant, offering a brief glimpse inside the lives of the people that work there and depicting various extreme behaviors of the patrons.
It’s Sarah’s first day as a server. As the rookie is welcomed into her new world by a group of seasoned veterans, they could never prepare her for the realities of the service industry. Writer, and executive producer, Gianna Lozzi’s semi autobiographical play depicts a satirical, realistic view of what it’s like to be the one taking your order. A hilarious attempt to do service industry employees some justice while cluing everyone in on the do’s and don’ts of dining out. Comedically based, if you have ever waited tables, this production was written to serve you (pun intended). Brother, and Co-producer, Freddie Lozzi directs this original play for the debut of their sibling production company.
About The Playwright
Gianna Lozzi has been in the service industry for 10 years and has been studying theatre for even longer. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, a thriving platform for both the restaurant industry and the arts. She has combined personal life experiences from both of these worlds to craft her debut play, Right Behind. While this is Gianna’s first submission to Fringe, she certainly does not plan to stop here. Lozzi and her brother Freddie intend to continue working as a playwright/director duo, building upon their new production company.
Cast & Crew
The cast and crew of Right Behind is equipped with a solid backbone of family and friends that the co-producers pride themselves on. Partner, stage manager, and friend of the duo for upward of 20 years, Julia Dunn, has 10 years of stage production experience and a musical theatre background of 16 years. The Right Behind cast consists of a group of diverse and talented actors who have served in the industry, including:
Rocco Rosanio as Julian
Madison Caudullo as Dana
Jimmy Guckin as Ronnie
Gianna Lozzi as Sarah.
Ron Bauman, Principal of Milk Street Marketing, and co-owner of the production’s venue Connie’s Ric Rac is serving as consultant and Director of Marketing & Promotion.
Where to see Right Behind
Right Behind will present four performances from September 15th through the 18th at Connie’s Ric Rac in South Philadelphia’s historic 9th Street Italian Market. A long history of supporting the arts, having hosted prior Fringe Festival events, and executive producer Gianna Lozzi’s experience working at The Ric Rac makes it the perfect choice to present Right Behind.
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