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Tony Lo Bianco as Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia in “THE LITTLE FLOWER”


Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHAT: “The Little Flower,” is a solo play set in the office of Fiorello H. La Guardia on his final days as a three-term Mayor of New York City in 1945. The play presents a historic look into the life and career of the great Italian American statesman. A champion of the poor and underprivileged, La Guardia became a father figure to millions that lived through the hard times of the 1930s and 40s.

WHERE: The Dicapo Opera Theatre
184 East 76th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenue)
New York, NY

WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2012
8 p.m.

COST: $75 per person (includes show, dessert and coffee)

RSVP: To purchase tickets, contact Xavier Atizol at, 202-939-3100.

Join Tony Lo Bianco, award-winning writer, director and producer, and your friends at the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) on November 2 at the limited engagement of “The Little Flower.” NIAF will host a special dessert and coffee reception following the play with Lo Bianco. For more information, visit

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Americans of Italian descent.

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