raguActor and playwright Frank Ingrasciotta performs his Off Broadway solo show BLOOD TYPE: RAGU at Middletown Arts Center on November 15, as part of  a new series of Savor the Arts events.

Press release from Middletown Arts Center

Starting in November 2014, the Middletown Arts Center (MAC) will offer a unique way to enjoy artistic experiences from around the globe with Savor the Arts, a series of culture-specific events that blend performances with culinary tastings, exhibits, workshops, armchair travel presentations and more. Patrons will have the opportunity to enjoy engaging activities that bring a particular culture to life.

Each multi-sensory weekend will be a mini-cultural immersion meant to educate and entertain. The Savor the Arts series begins with a celebration of Italian culture from November 14-16. Events include armchair travel presentations on the Almafi Coast and Puglia, as well as culinary tastings, a Paint and Sip Workshop featuring an Italian scene, an exquisite presentation of Italian art and music, and the Off Broadway one-man production Blood Type: Ragu.

Written and performed by actor/playwright Frank Ingrasciotta, Blood Type: Ragu is a funny and tender coming-of-age story exploring the first-generation American’s delicate dance between culture and identity. The actor plays more than 20 characters who live, love and laugh in this fast-paced journey that is both comedic and dramatic. The New York Times has called it, “a garrulous and enlightening production with a lasting rewarding flavor.”

As part of the series, the Middletown Arts Center will be publishing a special Savor the Arts Cookbook, featuring recipes from the Middletown Township community. For information on upcoming events in the Savor the Arts series, visit www.middletownarts.org.