Mar 12 - 23, 2025 March 12 - 23, 2025
Mar 12 - 23, 2025

Made in Italy

by Farren Timoteo
Directed by Daryl Cloran

March 12 – 23, 2025

Join the Mantini family for a hilarious and heartwarming feast of stories of growing up Italian in Jasper, Alberta in the 1970s. Salvatore holds on to the traditions of his homeland, while his teenage son, aspiring pop-icon Francesco, feels caught between two worlds. Exploring generational differences in an immigrant family, Made in Italy is a hilarious celebration of family, food, and the disco inferno – a mostly true story about a kid with the heart of Rocky Balboa and the moves (and hair) of John Travolta! A knock-out performance not to be missed!

Recommended 12+

Running time: 2h 10 m, including intermission


“Made in Italy is not just wildly entertaining but informative. You’ll learn how best to curse in Italian, which saints to call upon for specific needs, what pasta fagioli soup is, and why you should eat your salad at the end of a meal. You get to do it all and laugh for two hours”
– Calgary Herald


“The show’s primary colour is comedy, but within that framework, Timoteo makes solid, serious points about the immigrant experience, as well as striking just the right note of poignancy in the end.”
– Winnipeg Free Press


“Farren Timoteo is impressively multi-talented and Made In Italy is consistently funny… he sings, dances, does more physical routines than the Cirque du Soleil, and more broad Italian accents than all three Godfather movies.”
– Vancouver Sun


 

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