Charles Messina
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A ROOM OF MY OWN

Room of My Own recounts the playwright's adolescence growing up in a Greenwich Village studio apartment with his eccentric Italian-American family. Stars Ralph Macchio and Mario Cantone. Currently being developed for full stage production, tv series and feature film. 

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MERCURY: The Afterlife & Times of a Rock God

The life and death of rock legend Freddie Mercury.

Played two runs in NYC (at The Sanford Mesiner Theater in 1997-1998, then again at the Triad Theater in 2004-2005), then at The Art House in Provincetown in 2006, and is currently playing in Lima, Peru. 

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THE WANDERER

This is a musical about the life of rock & roller DION DiMUCCI, featuring all his hit songs, including Runaround Sue, Abraham, Martin & John, and The Wanderer. 

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'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE A BROOKLYN CHRISTMAS

Comedy written by Messina and Vincent Gogliormella (based on a story by Gogliormella).  A Christmas Carol meets The Sopranos, starring Michael Rispoli, Mario Cantone and Robert Cuccioli.

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KLEPTO

Klepto tells the tale of a boy with an encyclopedic mind for baseball and his complex relationship with his overbearing, kleptomaniacal mother.  Starring Gina Ferranti, John Barbieri and Lou Martini Jr. 

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MERGING

An estranged couple is reunited after their child's disappearance, but their reunion resurrects old resentments about Frank's past love affair and Cheryl's resulting emotional breakdown as the two "revisit their relationship and try to unravel the painful mystery of their missing child." Starring JASON CERBONE, GINA FERRANTI, ERNEST MINGIONE

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FUGAZY

After Matty Petroselli's estranged father dies, he and his wife, Lisa, rummage through the old man's apartment and find a Rolex watch that may or may not be real. 

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THE ACCIDENTAL PERVERT

One man comedy show, directed by Charles Messina, starring Andrew Goffman, about an 11 yr old boy who finds his father's porographic video tapes and becomes addicted to porn for years, until he meets his wife and becomes a father himself.  Running for 6 years and counting to great critical and audience reviews.

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CIRQUE JACQUELINE

Behind the façade of Jackie O.

"Andrea has created a terrific show about Jackie, the woman, behind the Jacqueline mythology. It proved to be thoroughly entertaining and Ms. Reese's performance was so convincing in her range and evolution from bouncy, young Jacqueline plotting to join the circus to the final gravitas during her struggle with cancer. The show and also Ms. Reese as a performer are something to keep in mind in the seasons ahead."
                    - Michelle T, Hall, Literary Manager,
                       The Arena Stage, Washington, DC

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MY FATHER, MY DON

Tony "Tony Nap" Napoli is the son of one of the most powerful and respected organized crime leaders of the modern era...  

His story is not only about the spellbinding dealings of the Napoli empire, but also—and equally important - the singularly cherished relationship he had with his father, his don. Tony Napoli’s rollercoaster account of family legend and organized crime followed by his turnaround focus on sobriety and civic contribution is a narrative of our time.

"A Powerfully absorbing saga of personal redemption!"
- Nicholas Pileggi, author of Goodfellas

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