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Monday, July 17, 2017

Hit one-woman comedy ‘Italian Bred’ at the Bickford Theatre August 5 & 6

Actor and comedian Candice Guardino brings her hit one-woman show “Italian Bred” to the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre for two performances on August 5 and August 6. The show which had a successful and critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run in 2013 has been playing to packed houses across the country for the past couple of years.

Inspired by the acting career of her famous late uncle, Harry Guardino, Candice has based her popular show on her own childhood experiences growing up Italian on Staten Island. This hilarious, heartwarming show includes the unfiltered wisdom of her outspoken grandmother, unique stories of the distinctive personalities of relatives, and video cameos from friends Leslie Jordan (“Will and Grace”), Mario Cantone (“Sex & the City”), Steve Schirripa (“The Sopranos”), and Vic DiBitteto (“Mall Cop 2”).

Candice made a name for herself on the New York theatre scene with her outrageously revealing one-woman show “S.O.S.” which ran at Stage 72 and the Laurie Beechman. Her work has been acclaimed by critics who have called her someone who “Stuns!” and an actor who is “redefining solo performances.” She works with comedy groups such as the Upright Citizens Brigade, The Pit, Cult Comedy, and Second City Showcases. Some of her credits include New York Musical Theatre Festival, the Off-Broadway show “That Other Woman’s Child,” “The Guiding Light,” “All My Children,” and “Law & Order.”

EricH“Whether you are Italian or not, you’ll relate to this very funny and touching show,” says the Bickford Theatre’s Artistic Director Eric Hafen. “I’m sure that our audience will love this extremely talented comedian who possesses a unique storytelling ability.”

Before the Saturday night performance, the Bickford Theatre will offer three top food trucks so that everyone can enjoy a tailgate picnic starting at 5:30. The general public as well as ticket holders are invited to bring lawn chairs and small tables and take advantage of the beautiful Morris Museum Grounds. The trucks will be serving until the 8:00 curtain.

Tickets for Italian Bred are $40 for the General Public; $38for Seniors; $35for Museum Members; and $20 for Students (18 & under or with valid college ID). Group rates are available. Performances are on Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at morrismuseum.org, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road inMorristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Photo: Candice Guardino; photo courtesy of Candice Guardino.

About the Bickford Theatre

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The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase Series, and other concerts. The theatre is an Equity Producing Theatre member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theaters throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.

About the Morris Museum

Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high-caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities.  The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Location and Hours

The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members.  For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

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