Elgin Theatre Company to present ‘Filumena: A Marriage Italian Style’

The Elgin Theatre Company continues its 2023-24 season with the comedy “Filumena: A Marriage Italian Style.” The play was written by Eduardo De Filippo, translated by Maria Tucci.

Throw off the winter blues by coming to this wonderfully written and skillfully directed script filled with vintage and new actors who will keep you on the edge of your seat reeling in laughter.

The plot is quite simple. Filumena and Domenico have had an ongoing relationship for 25 years when Domenico suddenly gets an episode of midlife crisis.

Filumena is no slouch and has decided to develop a plan to counteract this whole situation and continue her life with Domenico. The outrageous happenings that take place as she is unraveling her work of art will keep you in stitches for the rest of the performance.

Cast members are: Doreen Dawson of Geneva as Filumena Marturano; Ken Kaden of Naperville as Domenico Soriano; Dan Hitzemann of Carol Stream as Alfredo Amoroso; Heidi Swarthout of Batavia as Rosalia Solimene; Sarafina Monteleone of St. Charles as Diana; Elizabeth Dawson of Elgin as Lucia and others; Brandon Frederick of Arlington Heights as Umberto; Matt Hellyer of Algonquin as Riccardo; Matt Johnson of Elmhurst as Michele; and Tricia Miller Hewson of Geneva as Nocella and others. The director is Sean Hargadon

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 9-25, at the Elgin Art Showcase located on the eighth floor of the Elgin Professional Building, 164 Division St. in downtown Elgin.

Watch the tempers flare and sparks fly between Domenico (Ken Kaden) and Filumena (Doreen Dawson) in Elgin Theatre Company's production of “Filumena: A Marriage Italian Style.” Courtesy of Elgin Theatre Company

Tickets are $20 or $18 for seniors and students. Group rates for this production are available by calling (847) 741-0532.

For reservations or information, call (847) 741-0532, email, or visit, to purchase tickets online.

Some parking is located on Division Street, as well as plentiful parking in the city parking lot on the corner of Division Street and Douglas Street and in the city parking deck located at the corner of Spring Street and Highland Avenue.

“Filumena: A Marriage Italian Style” is presented by special arrangement with Alan Brodie Representation Ltd.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

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