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Mafia on Prozac


From back to front: T. Anthony Marotta, Ray Paolino and Michael Stille

UGA’s Department of Theatre and Film Studies presents the Classic City Stage Company’s production of Mafia on Prozac, a collaboration between longtime colleagues Ray Paolino, UGA’s director of theatre, and Barry Pearson, provost of the State University of New York Purchase College. Playwright Edward Allan Baker’s dark off-Broadway comedy centers on two aging Mafia hitmen who discuss life, death and the fate of a man tied up in a burlap sack that they’ve been ordered to kill. On anti-depressants and in sexual therapy for impotence, the duo break the mold of stereotypical tough-guy gangsters. With Paolino as a lead actor and Pearson serving as director, the two pooled resources to present the professional-level play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland this August. Proceeds from the local shows will help defray costs incurred for the Edinburgh performances.

8 p.m. $10.