Ralph + Lina is a rough and tumble romance following the struggles of two Italian lovers, in the face of war, immigration and old age. The award winning creative team made up of real life husband and wife Dan Watson and Christina Serra, along with director/co-writer Michele Smith, has created a production that critics have called “an enduring romance that resonates through generations.” Based on a true story, the play follows the lives of Serra’s grandparents, Peterborough residents Raffaele and Carolina, and their voyage from Italy to Canada after World War 2. With 4 Dora Mavor Moore Nominations (including Outstanding Production, New Play, Ensemble and Female Performance), this acrobatic comedy has proven an instant favourite with audiences everywhere. The Burlington Performing Arts Centre presents Ralph + Lina, November 25-29. Patrons are invited to enjoy post-show chats following each performance.
“This show means so much to me personally” says Co-Writer and Performer Dan Watson. “It’s a story about love and family, about roots. The play is a unique opportunity for youth and seniors to experience an important part of Canadian History together,” adds Watson. “We’ve had so many people see the show, and come back a second time with their family. And always the same thing: we have a story just like this in our family.”
Tickets to Ralph + Lina at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre November 25-29 can be purchased online www.burlingtonpac.ca, by phone 905-681-6000 or in person at the Box Office