Author/Director Mauro Contrastano of "Plastically Challenged" with cast members, left to right: Ruth Chiamulera, Jeannine Padula Goche, Eric Goche, Carmela Sirico and Gary Skidmore

The musical parody "Plastically Challenged" will be performed this Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2:30pm at The Manor Club with a tech squad of high schoolers to help attendees at a pre-show Brunch at 1:00pm.

"Plastically Challenged," a musical parody with 9 songs, was written by Mauro Contrastano, a retired lawyer with extensive experience in community theater as an actor, director and writer. He decided to write the script when he personally experienced trouble opening a bag of potato chips, unwrapping a DVD or tried to use a newly purchased cellphone and tablet.

"I changed the lyrics of some songs and poke fun at these things," he said.

The cast includes veterans of community theater, including Ruth Chiamulera, who grew up in Pelham, Eric Goche and Jeannine Padula Goche, who currently live in Pelham. Also in the cast are Carmela Sirico and Gary Skidmore as well as Director/Narrator Contrastano. Music Director is Donna Cribari.

The Sunday afternoon event will start with an optional brunch at 1:00PM where those attending can meet with a squad of high schoolers who will assist attendees with questions about cell phones, iPads or any small electronic devices that can be brought to the show that day (hand held devices only!)

The price for the brunch (including Tech Squad assistance), the show and the dessert following the show is $45; for the show and dessert only the price is $20.

The Manor Club is located at 1023 Esplanade, Pelham Manor. RSVP to The Manor Club via email to or call 914-738-1528. Dropins also welcomed.

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