Italian American Reconciliation


by John Patrick Shanley
Jan 17 – Feb 16, 2020

An Italian-American romantic comedy of operatic proportions by the writer who brought you “Moonstruck”; two men, two women, and an overseeing matriarch bring you through the trials and tribulations of love in NYC’s Little Italy. Throw in a balcony scene straight out of Cyrano de Bergerac, Tony and Tina’s Wedding, and Jersey Shore, and you’ll have some idea of what’s in store for you.

CastProduction StaffProduction / Press Photos

Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm


Gina Maria Cioffi (Teresa) was last seen at SRT in Rock Paper World as a part of the Out on a Limb 2019 Festival. Some of Gina’s favorite projects include Woyzeck (OnTheLine Collective), SERE (UC San Diego), and Supers (Cygnet). Gina holds a Bachelors in Theatre from UC San Diego, and enjoys teaching developmental drama at Discovery Charter Elementary School.

John DeCarlo (Aldo) is very excited to be returning to Scripps Ranch Theater with Italian American Reconciliation. John was last seen at SRT in Move Over, Mrs. Markham and The Lion in Winter.  Elsewhere:Amazons and Their Men, Beautiful Thing, and The Moors (Diversionary); Perfect Arrangement (Intrepid); MauritiusMan from Nebraska and Bug (Cygnet). Stage Kiss; Off the Ground; Golden Boy; Julius Caesar; Summer and Smoke; The Heidi Chronicles; The Seven Year Itch; Death of a Salesman; Ah, Wilderness; Of Mice and Men; Comedy of Errors; Brilliant Mistake and Buried Child (NVA).

Marco Kengott (Huey) is thrilled to return to the theatre stage with SRT. His past few years have been spent growing his film and commercial career. He was recently cast as the lead in the romantic short film Life’s Better Hitched produced by the company Camping World. The film has received over 2.5 million views on Facebook/YouTube since its release. Theatre credits include Melchior in Spring Awakening, Billy in Little Mary Sunshine, and Doctor Dorn in The Seagull. He invites you to say hello on instagram @marcokengott. Marco dedicates this performance to his beloved Italian family and friends.  “A man’s heart is difficult to know…” –  Huey

Rhiannon McAfee (Aunt May) was recently seen playing eight characters and a magic bathtub in Puffs (The Eastern). Selected credits include Season of Love (Scripps Ranch); Parallel Lives (Talent to aMuse); and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Blithe Spirit, It’s Just Sex, and God of Carnage (OnStage Playhouse). McAfee stars in the audio dramas Rex Rivetter: Private Eye, Who Killed Julie, and Tunnels. She can be found on screens at various independent film festivals across California and in a multitude of other audio dramas including Drift and Ramble, Creepy, and Attention Hellmart Shoppers.

Lynnia Shanley (Janice) is excited to make her SRT debut! Select shows include: Of Mice and Men (u/s, NCRep), An Ideal Husband (Walnut Street Theater), Reasons To Be Pretty (Ion Theatre Company), August Osage County (u/s, Arden Theatre), MORT (New Paradise Laboratories). She was honored to spend summer 2019 teaching Movement for Actors through Chekhov, Viewpoints, and more at NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and NY Teen Shakespeare Intensive. She is a graduate of University of the Arts in Philadelphia with continued studies in movement and devised performance at Headlong Performance Institute (Philly), and Actors Movement Studio (NYC).


Production Staff

Charles Peters (Director) is an award-winning director and actor and has toured nationally twice. In San Diego he has worked professionally as a director, actor, sound designer and consultant at ion theatre, New Village Arts, Scripps Ranch Theatre, Cygnet Theatre, Carlsbad Playreaders and more. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at SRTand as our OutReach Director. Love to Harvey and Jenn for all their support. For further information visit

George Moy (Production Manager) is a native of New York City and has been a freelance clarinetist involved in the performing arts for decades. He has performed on three continents and toured throughout the U.S. in a Cameron McIntosh production of Oliver! He relocated to San Diego in 2009 where he was the General Manager at the Diversionary Theatre. Previously at SRT he managed the productions of Loves and Hours, Baskerville, and Move Over Mrs. Markham. He continues to perform as a clarinetist in the San Diego area and sings baritone with InaChord Men’s Ensemble.

Kevin “Blax” Burroughs (Lighting Design) is honored to be making his SRT debut. He is the Director of Choreography & Resident Lighting Designer at STAR Repertory Theatre in Escondido. Select Lighting Designer & Choreographer credits: Matilda, Next To Normal, James…Giant Peach, Matilda, The Addams FamilyLegally Blonde. Additional Choreographer Credits: Little Shop Of Horrors (New Village Arts), Hairspray (Southwestern College), The Wiz (Common Ground Theatre) and others. He has worked on and off stage with other companies such as SDRep, Cygnet Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, LEGOLAND California Resort, Onstage Playhouse and more. Instagram: @KevinBlaxBurroughs

Alyssa Kane (Set Dressing + Props) In Alyssa’s most recent projects with SRT she designed the set for And Neither Have I Wings to Fly, and designed the set, dressing, and props for both Foxfire and Move Over Mrs. Markham. She recently designed set, dressing, and props for Wally and His Lover Boys at Diversionary. This Spring she will be working on Sweet Charity at Oceanside Theatre, and gUnTOPIA with Roustabout. While typically behind the scenes, Alyssa is also a performer, costumer, and startup member in burlesque/variety troupe the Nude & Rude Revue, recently completing their second annual tour Guilty Pleasures in Southeast Alaska.

Darcy Harman (Stage Manager) grew up in the community theaters of El Paso, Texas, and graduated from Mesa College Theatre Company. At SRT she was Assistant Stage Manager and/or Props Designer for Return Engagements, Communicating Doors and Dancing Lessons, Out on a Limb, For Better, Baskerville…, Outside Mullingar, and The Season of Love. Darcy also worked as a theatrical services technician at SeaWorld for five years.

Steve Murdock (Sound Design) Recently directed productions of 10 Out of 12Pygmalion, The Dresser and David Mamet’s November. Recent roles include Joe Keller in All My Sons, and Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap. Other notable roles include Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit, Jean in Rhinoceros, Dr. Jekyll in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Alan Raleigh in God of Carnage, Henry II in The Lion in Winter, C.K. ‘Dexter’ Haven in The Philadelphia Story, and Edward de Vere in The Beard of Avon. Love to Jen, and the Casserole Kitty.

Rogelio Rosales (Set Construction) is very pleased to be working on his sixth show at Scripps Ranch Theatre. He built the sets for And Neither Have I Wings To Fly, FoxfireShe Loves Me, Move Over, Mrs. Markham, Dancing Lessons, and Return Engagements. He looks forward to continuing his gratifying relationship with SRT.

Pam Stompoly (Costume Design) has been a costumer and makeup artist for what seems like several lifetimes. She was resident designer for Lyric Opera San Diego, as well as freelance designer with Onstage, Sledgehammer, Lamplighters, Coronado Playhouse, Patio Playhouse, OB Playhouse, Junior Theatre, Southwestern College and Moonlight.  She is also a principal make-up artist with San Diego Opera, and has  designed make-up and wigs with La Jolla Playhouse and USÇD. Her “day job” is managing her family’s business, The Costume Shop.  Pam is happy to once again be designing at Scripps Ranch Theatre and working with Charles Peters!

Tony O’Donnell (Assistant Stage Manager)