Written & Directed by Dick D. Zigun
The show is a Brechtian Cabaret with a LIVE JAZZ BAND circa 1918 that “samples” Jimmy Durante’s songs & routines while changing the words to bring you teenager Al Capone, getting the scars that earned his nickname Scarface: A Brooklyn TruStory performed 3 blocks from the spot of Al Capone’s knife fight, 100 years ago in Coney Island.
Audience will interact with performers, as if patrons of Coney Island’s HARVARD INN a dive bar and gangster hangout Circa 1918. Food fights, fist fights, even a few murders take place in the audience. The audience is also welcome to get up and dance and to drink beer and eat pasta.
WARM BEER AND LOUSY PASTA SERVED DURING SHOWS – $5
Tickets are $30 online, or at the door.
Advance tickets at: https://coney-island-usa.myshopify.com/products/capone110918
LIST OF HISTORICAL CHARACTERS:
Rob Romeo as Jimmy Durante
Will Tomae as Al Capone
Nikos Brisco As Frankie Yale
Natalie Michael as Clara Bow
Robert Aloi as Frank Gallucio
Rita Posillico as Lena Gallucio
Stage Manager Sara Minisquero
Design by Kate Dale
Video-mapping by Dennis Catalfumo
THE ÉDUCATION OF AL CAPONE AS IF TOLD BY JIMMY DURANTE is a project of FUNHOUSE PHILOSOPHERS the resident experimental theater company at CONEY ISLAND USA funded in part by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.