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For Maria Baratta, growing up a first-generation American in an Italian household required a delicate balancing act, as she explains in her one-woman show, 'Vignettes of an I-talian American Girl.' A self-proclaimed "good girl" who would get up at four in the morning to study for an exam while her rebellious younger sister was trying to sneak home from a date, Baratta weaves a rich tapestry of her life in a traditional Italian household where food is love and becoming too Americanized is not necessarily a good thing. Taking on the personas of a variety of characters, Maria details her relationship with her parents and sister as she struggles to find her own unique identity amid personal upheavals in her life.

Added by Upcoming Robot on August 20, 2011