Ray Caspio

Performance & Teaching Artist

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February 11, 12, and 13 are SOLD OUT!
If this inquiry is for a private booking after February 13, please list the date(s) you're interested in, your location, who will provide the meal (us or you), and how many people are expected to attend.
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Uncle Toots, here. Good to see ya! I’ve done the YouTubes and made ya pee-your-pants laughin’ in Theater Ninjas’ TingleTangle. Now, by popular (my) demand, I have my own skit: Sunday Dinner with Toots!

I been keepin’ a secret: from 1950 to 1953, I seen this girl, Fina. Beautiful: “small, but mighty,” your Aunt Barb says. I went into the service. Fina got married, had kids. I sold my sausage ‘round the USA. We all make our choices!  Lotsa years passed. Her husband bought the farm and Fina and I had 16 more years together before she went to a better place in 2011. Sheesh. Her grandson, Andy Boy—Italian guy, good lookin’—wants to know more about her, so I told him to bring you over for my sauce and stories! Aunt Barb and Nurse Nancy’ll be there, too. You gotta let me know beforehand you're comin', though. We’ll sit around my table: a pasta meal, a lovely show, a belly laugh, and off you’ll go!

Sunday Dinner with Toots
February 9, 10 & 13 @ 7:30pm
February 11 & 12 @ 6:00pm
@ 3821 Prospect, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
look for "Acme" in the window
Thanks to Cleveland Opera Theater for usage of their rehearsal space!

Tickets $30 each, including meal*
Highly limited seating! Seats must be purchased at least one day in advance!
http://www.raycaspio.com/uncletoots or (440) 50T-OOTS to buy your seats!
Please let us know the date you're planning on, how many in your party, and if you require a vegan/vegetarian pasta option.
A PayPal invoice will then be provided.

Group rates available for groups of six or more.
Meal includes homemade pasta, red sauce, and salad.
Also accepting private bookings after February 13!

Payment must be made in advance. Ticket sales are final. You may exchange your tickets for a different performance of the same show prior to 48 hours of your scheduled reservation, if seats are available.



Now accepting private bookings beyond February 13!

an original performance experience by Ray Caspio & Uncle Toots
with creator-performers Benjamin Gregorio, Cassie Neumann Lucas & Lauren B. Smith
clothing consultant Kevenn T. Smith
produced by Ray Caspio & Kevenn T. Smith
homemade sauce prepared by Marilu Mercadante

The Creative Workforce Fellowship 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. This piece is funded, in part, by the Creative Workforce Fellowship.

This performance piece was developed as part of the LAUNCH performance creation residency program of the Community Engagement & Education Department at Playhouse Square, Cleveland, Ohio.

Thanks to Scott Skiba and Cleveland Opera Theater for the generous donation of the performance space.

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.