Il Punto Italian Cultural Center of Seattle in conjunction with Caffè Musica is pleased to present actor and storyteller Riccardo Pieri, Saturday, January 27th, 7:00 - 9:30pm. Reservations are required. $30/Il Punto Members, $35/Non-Members. Includes Aperitivo and Performance. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Il Punto Italian Cultural Center.
R.S.V.P must be received by Thursday, January 25th. Register online here.
Riccardo will present, “If You See Something, Play Something!” This solo performance piece is about the impact of the American culture on an Italian man in his fifties who has recently navigated becoming a U.S. citizen. However, this story unveils sentiments perhaps shared by other Nomadi Globali (Global Nomads). Riccardo notes, “With all respect for past immigrants, as the new ones, we live under completely different conditions. Our roots are planted in our glorious past but fertilized with the last achievements of modern Italian culture. We maintain a living relationship with the homeland through social media and frequent travels. Our motivations to leave are different - job opportunities, love and marriage, or just the wish to have a new experience. We have a better understanding of language and issues, but even with all of that, life is complicated, homesickness is behind the door, discomfort and struggles a daily burden.”
We hope you can join us for this very special night of community. After the presentation there will be time for socializing and sharing stories and sentiments inspired by the presentation. Space and seating is limited so please reserve your seat early!
Aperitivo menu included in your paid reservation:
- Bere: One glass of Red or White Wine, Prosecco, Beer, Coffee, or Soda
- Antipasta: Imported Italian Meats & Cheeses, Grilled Vegetables
- Insalata: Organic mixed green salad with olive oil & reduced balsamic dressing
- Pasta: Baked gnocchi with tomatoes and mozzarella (vegetarian option) OR
- Pasta: Baked gnocchi with spinach and prosciutto (meat option)
- Dolce: Pizzelle with D'Abrosio Gelato