Blood Type: Ragu

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As the last days of summer wind down, undoubtedly your September calendar is filling up.

Kids are going back to school, the last quarter of the year is upon us, and your work week will become super busy. So, with all that is going on, I want to tell you about a very funny and poignant theatrical piece that is coming back to the New York area and make sure you add it to your September agenda.

Blood Type: RAGU, an award-winning one man play, written and performed by the delightful and uber-talented Frank Ingrasciotta, will run for one night only, Saturday, September 17 at the White Plains Performing Arts Center.

In this piece, Frank, the son of immigrant parents, takes the audience on a journey from his Brooklyn childhood, to a trip to Sicily, to coming of age and meeting his wife, creating numerous (more than 20!) hilarious and soulful characters on the way. You don’t have to be Italian to appreciate the challenges and humor of this passionate story. Family issues are family issues, no matter what your ethnic background.

Blood Type: RAGU ran off-Broadway, in theatre festivals and sold out runs in the US and in Canada, and has garnered a very loyal following.

I promise, you will laugh, cry and feel uplifted when the show is over. And just like a great carnival ride, want to go on it again. So put this on your September calendar and don’t miss this upcoming date. Frank Ingrasciotta truly gives a tour-de-force performance.


For a peek at Blood Type: RAGU

Saturday, September 17 at 8 PM
White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Place – 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
For Tickets log onto:
or Call Box Office 914-328-1600
Tickets $29-$34 – Students $24


  • Five-time Billboard Award-winning media personality Valerie Smaldone is a theatre, food, lifestyle and entertainment enthusiast. She is a celebrity interviewer, accomplished voice-over artist and actress. Recent appearances on episodic tv include Law and Order, Criminal Intent, The Other Two (on HBO Max), Tommy, Manifest and Blue Bloods. She is an audiobook narrator and producer. A live event emcee, moderator, and "Voice of God" at events and award ceremonies, Valerie has joined The Story Plant Entertainment Company and is currently working on a film and Broadway play. Visit her website at

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