We went to the dinner theather and saw, “Over the River and through the Woods”- parts were very funny but it was also sad (I cried). In a nutshell, the importance of “Famiglia”.
You don’t have to be Italian to wonder what we owe the people who love us, or to ask to what degree we, in the modern day, should arrange our lives to be close to our families. “Tenga familia,” the grandfather says. “I have a family.” This connotes for him Manhood, Responsibility, a Raison d’Etre. The younger generations choices in life underscore the shift in priorities, ambitious and unfettered by family responsibilities, the character follows a very different path than his grandparents. With this freedom comes loss, not of family, but of familial intimacy, which is not born of “quality time,” but “quantity of time”. And, as is so often shown, we seldom recognize what we have until we lose it.
As always ,the food was wonderful and the play was very well done.