The Man From Verona - Artwork

The story...

...of a Mafia Don who loves an actress who loves a writer who years later wrote about the night when the Don proposed and had a really quite bad accident just before his mother came around to dinner.

Things don't always go wrong. Sometimes, they just don't go right.

Behind the scenes...

Having been stuck for years in development hell with blockbuster movie projects struggling to be greenlit, writer David Hofberg and partner Stacey Haber asked themselves the question, What resources do we have to hand and what can we write and produce ourselves? The answer became The Man From Verona.

A black comedy with an affectionate nod to Hitchcock, it made its New York debut Off-Off-Broadway on 20 July 1995, directed by David, produced by Stacey and starring improv legend Silver Saundors Friedman and Rick Petrucelli (The Godfather, Annie Hall).

The Man From Verona, Original Cast
Original Off-Off-Bradway cast. Back row: John O'Donnel, Paul Busso, Gretchen Hopkins, Rick Petrucelli, Silver Saundors, David Troy. Lying down: Melanie Mitchell. Front row: Anne Delano, Anthony Bradfield, Michelle Fix. In photograph over fireplace: Stacey Haber, David Hofberg.

Almost 18 years later, on 4 February 2013, it made its London debut at the Greenwich Theatre in a production by Vertical Line Theatre.

In August 2019, it made its Edinburgh debut at the Fringe Festival, which led to its return to London at The Other Palace Theatre in January 2020.


David Hofberg
David Hofberg

Stacey Haber
Stacey Haber