Rizzo | Theatre Philadelphia


Following Frank Rizzo's trajectory from beat cop to Police Commissioner to Mayor of Philadelphia, this raw and timely drama explores the life of Frank Rizzo as he prepares for the 1991 mayoral election. A big guy who left an indelible impression on Philadelphia history, Rizzo governed with a street-brawler's bravado that both cooled and fanned the flames of racial unrest. After two terms in office, voters in 1991 were about to cast another ballot for their hero or against the villain they inadvertently helped create. Based on the best-selling book Rizzo: The Last Big Man in Big City America by Sal Paolantonio, Rizzo was commissioned by Theatre Exile.


Bruce Graham


Joe Canuso


Comedy Drama
Closing Soon
Sep 23 - Oct 23, 2016