Playhouse’s Serves Up Delectable “Spaghetti” for LCT Recommendation

Anotineete LaVecchia
Antoinette LaVecchia in “I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti”

Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have awarded Playhouse in the Park’s production of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti a 4 star recommendation.

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti is based on Giulia Melucci’s popular memoir of food and dating. For Giulia, a new date is the perfect opportunity to show off her Italian home cooking. While preparing a three-course dinner from scratch, she recounts stories of good food and bad boyfriends. Her superior tasting cuisine far surpasses her inferior taste in men in this mouth-watering new comedy.

Panelists enjoyed the show immensely: “This delectably hilarious one-woman show is as delicious as the traditional Italian meal being prepared on stage…. a great way to kick off the Shelterhouse Season.” They praised actress Antoinette LaVecchia’s fun and animated portrayal: “Her seamless performance appeared effortless as she wove together fast-paced dialogue, food preparation, and an engaging rapport with each of us in the audience for two hours. Once in her kitchen, none of us wanted to leave!” Director Rob Ruggiero was also singled out for his work, as well as set designer John Coyne for his creation of “a gourmet chef’s kitchen, complete with every tool and ingredient a cook needs. No detail was left unattended”.

Playhouse’s I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti runs through November 2nd. Tickets can be purchased at

Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT party in the summer.