August 26, 2023
5:00 – 7:00 pm
It’s thirty years later, and Vittorio Rossi will re-visit the Testa family in an explosive new play entitled Legacy, a sequel to The Chain. The father has since passed away, and the play begins on the day Joe and Massimo have just buried their mother. The remaining family gather at the Testa household after the funeral to deal with their grief, only to have another event challenge the very core of their existence. Joe’s successful landscaping company has just been implicated of wrong-doing in the Charbonneau Commission. A false accusation aimed at Joe Testa now jeopardizes his very livelihood, and challenges the very existence of the family. Who will step up to help? Will Massimo, along with his huge construction firm do the right thing? Or is it up to Joe to once again clean things up? Can the Testa legacy survive this new threat, or will the family business once and for all be buried in its own ashes? Joe’s actions trigger an eruptive force that compels the remaining family members to confront their legacy, their culture, loyalty, respect and the very meaning of family in Rossi’s timely new film.
Vittorio Rossi is a playwright, actor, director, and screenwriter born in Montréal. He is widely considered to be the inaugural Italian-Canadian voice on the English-Canadian stage. His plays have been produced in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, New York City, Boston, Syracuse and the Stratford Festival. His impressive body of work includes: Little Blood Brother, Backstreets, The Chain, Scarpone, The Last Adam, Paradise By The River, The Envelope and his monumental A Carpenter’s Trilogy comprising of: Hellfire Pass, Carmela’s Table, and The Carpenter. As an actor on screen Vittorio last appeared in the film The Walk directed by Oscar winning director Robert Zemeckis.