Fiery Love Story to Take Harper College Stage

Apr 05, 2013 1038

As a second-generation Italian American, Harper College Theatre Professor Laura Pulio Colbert knows there's more to the College's spring play than a funny, fiery love story. The show, "Italian American Reconciliation," is as much a celebration of love and laughter, she says, as it is a lesson in appreciating cultural differences.

"Diversity is more than a politically correct policy," says Pulio Colbert, who is directing the upcoming performances. "It is to be celebrated, and our respective heritages shared, embraced and preserved." The play, about a man attempting to woo back his ex-wife, will be staged at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 through Saturday, April 27 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 in the Drama Lab Theatre, Room L109, Building L on Harper's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. Tickets are $15 for general admission. Pulio Colbert calls it a "playful romp" of a fairy tale, and notes its smaller scope and focus on relationships makes it an ideal fit for the College's smaller, more intimate Drama Lab. For tickets or more information, contact the Box Office, 847.925.6100 or

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