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October 04, 2016

'Rizzo' production extended

More chances to see the play about former Mayor Frank Rizzo

Events Theater
Rizzo the play Image courtesy of Theater Exile/for PhillyVoice

Scott Greer, portraying Frank Rizzo in 'Rizzo,' poses outside City Hall.

The stage production "Rizzo," written by playwright Bruce Graham and based on Sal Paolantonio's biography "Rizzo: The Last Big Man in Big City America," will be extended through Oct. 23. Originally, the play's run at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre was set to end on Oct. 16.

"Rizzo" was commissioned by Theatre Exile last fall and is currently being presented by the Philadelphia Theatre Company. 

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The play explores Frank Rizzo's life as he prepares for the 1991 mayoral election. Rizzo climbed from beat cop to police commissioner to mayor of Philadelphia. During the 1991 election, after two terms in office, voters were divided on the politician.


Extended through Oct. 23
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