Rossiya-Matushka: Mother Russia The Marco Players

Lunch Box Series

Rossiya-Matushka: Mother Russia

Written & Performed By Janina Birtolo

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Noon – Includes a box lunch
Doors Open at 11:30 am

Catherine the Great, the influential ruler who overthrew her incompetent husband and earned worldwide respect by doing much to bring Russia into modern times. A powerful lesson in history, her story is an insightful, relevant and cautionary tale.

Performer’s Bio

Janina Birtolo is an award-winning actress and writer. A graduate of Boston College and Boston University, she has been a freelance and staff writer, first in the Boston area and on Cape Cod and, since 1990, in Naples. Her work has appeared nationally and in such local publications as Gulfshore Life, Times of the Islands and Naples Health. She is also an independent producer for WGCU Public TV, having worked on such shows as Arts Edition Primetime and Connect! In 2001, she was selected “Writer of the Year” by the Florida Magazine Association, and in 2014 she won her fourth Telly Award for MAKERS: Women Who Made Southwest Florida, which she wrote and produced.