Ray Caspio

Performance & Teaching Artist

The Miracle at Naples: Final Weekend

THE MIRACLE AT NAPLES, A BAWDY COMMEDIA LAUGH-FEST, RUNS THROUGH JULY 23!

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The troupe's degenerates, Zac Hudak and Ray Caspio, are given free rein to milk their comedic moments which they do with disciplined abandon and hilarious results.

This is all very funny stuff indeed...very well written, very well designed, and very well performed...It is also very well directed...a romp, pure and simple." – Bob Abelman, The News-Herald and Chagrin Valley Times


Zac Hudak (Matteo), Emily Pucell (Flaminia), and Ray Caspio (Tristano). Photo by Cory Molner.convergence-continuum continues its 2011 Season at the Liminis theatre with the Mid-West premiere of The Miracle at Naples by David Grimm – a saucy adult comedy set in Renaissance Italy.

The Miracle at Naples is an outrageously smart and bawdy commedia dell'arte-inspired sex farce about traveling players who land in Naples in the autumn of 1580 at the time of the annual miracle of San Gennaro, when social activity stops dead until the saint's blood liquefies in the local church named for him. The lives of the small, rag-tag band of actors and the locals they encounter – a motherless young woman named Flaminia and her duenna, Francescina – also come to a standstill while the characters strive to disentangle themselves from a hilarious mire of erotic and sexual confusions. Francescina renews her acquaintance with the troupe's leader, Don Bertolino, while her charge cavorts with his nephew Tristano and Tristano's very good pal Matteo. But then Flaminia falls for the leading man, Giancarlo, who has been toying with Don Bertolino's daughter, La Piccola.

The Miracle at Naples is directed by convergence-continuum company member Geoffrey Hoffman, and features actors Lucy Bredeson-Smith, Ray Caspio, Robert Hawkes, Stuart Hoffman, Zac Hudak, Emily Pucell and Lauren B. Smith.

The Miracle at Naples runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 23 at the Liminis, 2438 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, OH 44113 in the historic Tremont neighborhood. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors (65+) and $10 for students.

Reservations and information are available at 216-687-0074 and
http://www.convergence-continuum.org/.

background photos by Frank J. Lanza Photography, courtesy of Theater Ninjas
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Ray Caspio received a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellowship. The Fellowships is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.