Unorganized Crime Review by Rose Desena

This Week in Theater

                “UNORGANIZED CRIME”

Written by Kenney D’Aquila

Review by Rose Desena

 

Writer Kenny D’Aquila along with Chazz Palminteri and Josh Silver (producers) dish up a Mafia family comedy that’s cute and entertaining even though it is completely fictional. Remember, I mentioned a few times that I was a NY Italian girl exposed to Mafia life.  One thing was for sure, none of the men in my family would be whining that daddy loved one more than the other.  Italian gangsters do not whine, that’s for the weak, and if you did whine and complain, someone would most likely shoot you.

 

UNORGANIZED CRIME - 3

 

Palminteri plays the key kingpin in the family who pays a visit to his estranged brother. His brother desperately wants to be a made man.  When it comes to playing a wise guy Palminteri is a classic. It is his part.  D’Aquila rocks as his loser brother who lacks guts and has a nagging wife, Rosie (Elizabeth Rodriguez) who at one time was a hooker.   The only problem for me with Rodriguez was she did not have big hair. Everyone knows Mafia Princess, even those who are wannabes, have to have teased hair; it’s a prerequisite.

 

The stage set, done by one of my favorites, Joel David, is stunning and really utilized the space to its maximum and gave the audience a large stage feel.  Director David Fofi adds some fun elements with screened images and the addition of two dummies on the stage as the key props add some good humor.  The script is uncomplicated and a little light for my taste but its so well executed its worth seeing. Palminteri gives true Actors Studio performance.

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A limited engagement, closes May 31st, Thursday, and runs Saterday@8 pm, and Sunday @ 7 pm.

 

“UNORGANIZED CRIME”  

(world Premier)

Written by Kenney D’Aquila

Directed by David Fofo

Cast: Chazz Palminteri, Kenny D’Aquila, Carmen Argenziano, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Jack Topalian, J Cody Anderson.

 

Elephant Theater

1076 N. Lillian Way

(Off Santa Monica Blvd)

Hollywood Ca

Tickets and info, unorganizedcrimetheplay.com.  818 508 1754

 

 

 

 


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