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The Meatball Chronicles

The Meatball ChroniclesThe Meatball Chronicles
Mar. 29 - Apr. 14, 2019
At The Hudson Guild Theatre
Debrianna Mansini, of "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" stars in The Meatball Chronicles, that follows one woman through humorous and sometimes heart wrenching meals that align with stories of her childhood, her relationships with men, and in particular, her complicated relationship to her mother.


KUKER & LEE
Present The Return Of
Debrianna Mansini
In
The Meatball Chronicles
Opening March 29– April 14, 2019
The Hudson Guild Theatre

Los Angeles, CA (February 28, 2019) – KUKER & LEE (Sandra Kuker-Franco and Anita Lee), are delighted to present The Meatball Chronicles, by Debrianna Mansini (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, & Messiah), who stars in the show. Opening March 29 – April 14, 2019, at The Hudson Guild Theatre.  Located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90038. Tickets for the play are $30 and available at: www.onstage411.com/meatball

ABOUT THE SHOW

The Meatball Chronicles follows one woman through humorous and sometimes heart wrenching meals that align with stories of her childhood, her relationships with men, and in particular, her complicated relationship to her mother. Mansini crafts this piece in a way that transcends her own story into universal themes that anyone who has a family can love. As she kneads the dough and thickens the sauce through each Italian recipe, the stories associated with those recipes reveal the complex ways that families cope, laugh, grieve, and show their love through food.

TRAILER:  https://youtu.be/cN1DmtEP2PI

REVIEWS FROM THE MEATBALL CHRONICLES 2018

“Mansini is a highly attuned and nuanced storyteller, embarking on an enthralling pilgrimage that carries the audience all-the-way, from highs & lows, tears and joys. Very Highly Recommended!”
– GIA ON THE MOVE

“Mansini gives one helluva poignant, powerhouse performance that will leave you laughing, crying and oh so hungry for more.” – LISA LUCAS, Emmy Winning Writer/Producer

“The Meatball Chronicles is so artfully written and beautifully performed that the stories Debrianna shares, even the painful or shameful ones, are magical gifts to her audience.”
– NOHO ARTS DISTRICT

Beautifully constructed show that combines heart, smarts and insights. Not a wasted moment.
– MILDRED LEWIS (Certified Theatre Critic – HFF)

“The show went to the core of the issue and was heartfelt emotional and clever with food idioms and language peppered in.” – Certified Theatre Critic - HFF

“Mansini brings us on a culinary journey that is funny, touching, wrenching and somehow delicious throughout.” – BOB TZUDIKER, (Newsies, Tarzan)

“Mansini crafts this piece in a way that transcends her own storoy into universal themes that anyone who has a family can love.” – ASHTON MARCUS (BETTER LEMONS)

“Courageous one woman show.  Debriana Mansini brings home this beautifully written autobiographical play.”  -- JUNE STODDARD (Certified Theatre Critic – HFF)

“The Meatball Chronicles is an engaging and entertaining one-woman show starring actress Debrianna Mansini. This production is a wonderful journey through her own life, accompanied by a skillfully assembled collection of pictures and film footage.” – BOB RICH (Certified Theatre Critic – HFF)


BIO’S

DEBRIANNA MANSINI – Playwright / Actress has been seen in both film and television.  Best known for her recurring role on Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, also Hell or High Water, Crazy Heart, Messiah with Beau Bridges (post production), Rattlesnake (Netflix-post production) and Awakening In Taos, as voice of Georgia O’Keeffe, with Ali MacGraw narrating (PBS).  Mansini is also an actor, creator, and co-writer of the web series Cyphers and the upcoming Reaction 21. She is a New York trained actor with a passion for activism. "I believe deeply in using my skills to promote community and consciousness."

Mansini has  trained  with  such  greats  as  Kim  Stanley,  Jose  Quintero, Edward Albee and Alan Arkin. She has worked Off- Broadway in New York City at the Soho Rep. Her most recent stage appearances has been as a company member with the For Giving Ensemble in Santa Fe, New Mexico, directed by Janet Davidson: Almost, Maine Patty in Kimberly Akimbo Margie in the New Mexico premiere of Good People, which toured to Albuquerque Motherhood Out Loud Love Loss and What I Wore (touring New Mexico and Colorado) Dana in Imagining Brad Catherine in Rapture, Blister, Burn and last year in the acclaimed production of Heisenberg directed by Robert Benedetti . Ms. Mansini also starred in Ron Bloomberg’s original one-acts Seriously Funny.  Ms. Mansini has had supporting roles on numerous television movies and mini-series including recurring roles in ABC Family’s The Lying Gameas well as in the hit series Better Call Saul. She has also worked on numerous TV series including guest roles on Breaking Bad The Lost Room Longmire Wild Fire and In Plain Sight. Her film credits include Hell or High Water and Crazy Heart, both opposite Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges The War Boys The Burning Plain and the Sundance selection Drunktown’s Finest.

DAVID FORLANO – Multi-media  - He has a degree in painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and Rome.  Video and sound remain active media tools in David’s repertoire.  He spent 10 years as an active participant in the dance scene creating live and recorded sound scores for choreographers as well as his own performance works.  He was also a regular in the free improv music scene on the East Coast throughout the 90s. He is the editor of a web series in collaboration with Debrianna Mansini called Cyphers. He is currently working on a new film/performance project called “Falling Bodies Take To Light”, A partnership in contemporary jewelry with Steve Ford. Their work as FordForlano (FordForlano.com) can be seen in several galleries around the country as well as in the permanent collections of over a dozen museums. Mansini and Forlano also have a new collaboration of political jewelry called BallstoTheWallArt.com  

TANYA TAYLOR RUBINSTEIN is the founder and CEO of The Global School of Story, an online training program for professional story and creativity coaches. She is considered one of the world’s foremost solo performance experts as well as a memoir coach and professional story trainer. As well as writing and performing her own work, she has coached hundreds of solo performers and writers to successfully complete their one person shows, story based talks and manuscripts. Her client’s shows and talks have been performed at TED, Bioneers Conference, Second Stage Theatre, NYC & Toronto Fringe Festivals, San Diego Rep Theater, Writers Guild Theatre, LA.

NYC & Toronto  Fringe  Festivals,  San  Diego  Rep  Theater,  Writers  Guild  Theater  LA.  Tanya Taylor Rubinstein is the founder and CEO of The Global School of Story, an online training program for professional story and creativity coaches. She is considered one of the world’s foremost solo performance experts as well as a memoir coach and professional story trainer. As well as writing and performing her own work, she has coached hundreds of solo perfomers and writers to successfully complete their one person shows, story based talks and manuscripts.

LAURA GARDNER - Special direction thanks to Laura Gardner, actress and teacher at Howard Fine Studio, LA.

KUKER & LEE PR– Producer / Publicist
Sandra Kuker-Franco & Anita Lee work as the team, Kuker & Lee PR, providing publicity and marketing service & consultation for theatre, authors & talent. Sandra Kuker-Franco’s three-decade career in Los Angeles theatre publicity, producing and marketing is rich with a client list of diversity and many successful campaigns. Anita Lee has over a decade of experience in LA 99-seat theatre with many acclaimed productions both as producer & publicist. Together they bring their personal commitment to each client. Kuker & Lee clients include Sacred Fools, Café Arts, Theatre Asylum, Theatre West, The El Portal, The Elephant Theatre Company, Theatre 68, My Child – Mother’s of War, Drop Deadby Billy Van Zandt, Almost, Maine directed by Marty Papazian, Time Stands Still, author Bill Ratner of Parenting For The Digital Age, and with the long-running and award winning production of “I’m Not A Comedian – I’m Lenny Bruce” starring Ronnie Marmo and directed by Joe Mantegna.

SPECIAL Q&A WITH DEBRIANNA & SURPRISE GUEST – APRIL 7, 2019
Show: 3:00PM – The Hudson Guild Theatre – Immediately following the performance.

NOTE:  Debrianna Mansini can also be seen March 24 at Theatre 68.  She will be presenting a condensed version of The Meatball Chronicles as part of The 26th Annual LA Women's Theatre Festival (LAWTF).  The shortened performance will be at 3:00PM, as part of a three act: " Family, Food, And Freedom".

The Meatball Chroniclesopens at The Hudson Guild Theatre, located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90038, with performances on Friday, Saturday 8PM and Sunday 3PM.  Tickets for the play are $30 and available at: www.onstage411.com/meatball


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NOTE TO MEDIA:  Press Are Invited to review opening weekend or any available performance
 
THE MEATBALL CHRONICLES
Starring Debrianna Mansini
CALENDAR LISTING
Life Style and Special EventsTheatre Areas: North Hollywood, Metropolitan Los Angeles, Los Feliz,
Eagle Rock, Glendale, Burbank, Toluca Lake, Hollywood,
West Hollywood, Beach Communities, San Gabriel, and the San Fernando Valley

What:
The Meatball Chronicles follows one woman through humorous and sometimes heart wrenching meals that align with stories of her childhood, her relationships with men, and in particular, her complicated relationship to her mother. Mansini crafts this piece in a way that transcends her own story into universal themes that anyone who has a family can love. As she kneads the dough and thickens the sauce through each Italian recipe, the stories associated with those recipes reveal the complex ways that families cope, laugh, grieve, and show their love through food.

Who:
Debrianna Mansinihas been seen in both film and television in Hell or High Water, Crazy Heart, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul, Messiah with Beau Bridges (post production), Rattlesnake (Netflix-Post production) and Awakening In Taos, as voice of Georgia O’Keeffe, with Ali MacGraw narrating (PBS). She is also an actor, creator, and co-writer of the web series Cyphersand the upcoming Reaction 21. She is a New York trained actor with a passion for activism. "I believe deeply in using my skills to promote community and consciousness."

When:  March 29 – April 14th, 2019
Friday and Saturday 8:00PM and Sunday 3:00PM

SPECIAL Q&A and with Debrianna Mansini and her Special Guest
Sunday, April 7th, 2019 – Immediately following the 3:00PM Performance

Where:
THE HUDSON GUILD THEATRE
6539 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90038

How:
Tickets for the play are $30 and available at: www.onstage411.com/meatball


Presenter / Producer: Kuker & Lee

Listed Categories
Theater > Drama


Event Phone: 323-960-7788

Venue
The Hudson Guild
6539 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90038

Regions:
LA - Hollywood / Westside


Performance Dates: 3/29/2019 - 4/14/2019
Friday, 03/29/2019
Saturday, 03/30/2019
Sunday, 03/31/2019
Friday, 04/05/2019
Saturday, 04/06/2019
Sunday, 04/07/2019
Friday, 04/12/2019
Saturday, 04/13/2019
Sunday, 04/14/2019

Performance Times
Friday and Saturday 8:00PM
Sunday 3:00PM

Ticket Information:
$30.  General Admission

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