Titled “Working on a Special Day,” the show is the stage version of the Oscar-nominated film that starred Sofia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. It is the story of a lonely housewife and her mysterious neighbor, who meet on May 8, 1938, the day that Hitler meets with Mussolini in Rome. As the city celebrates the state visit, the two neighbors have a chance encounter that will forever change their lives.
The Play Company’s mission is to bring works from all over the world to New York City. They have produced plays from Romania, Japan, Germany, and Northern Ireland. This premiere production also represents the debut of Mexican actors Ana Graham and Antonio Vega, who directed and star in the piece. They are also directors of Mexico City's Por Piedad Teatro, who originally developed the piece.
“Working on a Special Day” plays at 59E59 Theaters, on Manhattan’s East Side, through February 10. All tickets are $35.