Join us for a virtual Zoom discussion with local author, Dominic Missimi, author of Nicky: A Memoir.
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Originally from New Lexington, Ohio, Dominic Missimi is a professor emeritus of Northwestern University where he taught for more than 30 years and headed the Music Theatre Program, which he founded. He was director of the famed Waa-Mu Show for 17 years and has directed musicals and operas around the country. He has directed 26 shows for the Marriott Theare in Lincolnshire, where his productions have been nominated and received several Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Production and Best Direction. Recently he has served as Artistic Director of Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society, a highly respected theatre organization that recognizes outstanding artists in film and theatre. He is married to award-winning costume designer Nancy Missimi; they reside in Wilmette, Illinois.
Copies of Nicky: A Memoir can be checked out at any PCDL location. The book's blurb is below:
Nicky: A Memoir is a charming and heartfelt collection of essays and autobiographical sketches of an Italian-American boy growing up in 1950s small-town America. The author's stories of his colorful Sicilian and Southern Italian family and neighbors, his Catholic upbringing and education, and early childhood escapades evoke a simpler, and in many ways more understandable, past. As Nicky grows up, he recounts a series of experiences that led to his life in the theatre as a professor and professional director, as well as several adventures in Italy and the joys of mid-life adoption of his two daughters.