You can take the boy out of the Bronx, but you can’t take the Bronx out of the boy, nor would you want to.
This and many other life-affirming lessons are artfully conveyed in “Schooling Giacomo,” a bittersweet coming-of-age comedy warmly presented by off-Broadway’s New York Dramedies Company. (It’s on view at the American Theatre of Actors through April 26.)
Written and directed by Richard Edwin Knipe Jr., the play moves fluidly between two seminal time periods in Jake (Giacomo) Montalto’s life. Jordan Adelson, alternating in performances with Justin Adelson, gives an appealing performance as 12-year-old Giacomo during an eventful 1970 Bronx summer.


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