Stage performer, Celeste Mancinelli has an extremely funny and deeply moving story to tell in this One Woman Show.
Mancinelli tells a heartfelt story of walking 200 miles on Spain’s El Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrim path leading to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Each year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world walk or bike various routes to reach the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. This solo show is a true account of Mancinelli’s 2018 adventures with her two walking companions. An unlikely pilgrim, Mancinelli combines humor and poignancy to describe the high and lows, everyday horrors and, ultimately, the spiritual reward of arriving in Santiago.
Celeste applies her singular brand of humor to her journey resulting in what has been called a story of “hilarity, hardship and healing.” Crying on the Camino” has received the 2022 Broadway World Award for Best New Play and Best Performer. Her show has received standing ovations from audiences across the United States, performing in eleven different states. “Crying on the Camino” premiered in Madrid and Santiago, Spain this past May - 2023.
Celeste Mancinelli has been performing professionally since the early 80’s. Her NYC credits include the hit show “Nunsense” at the Douglas Fairbanks Theater, Cynthia Heimel’s long-running play “A Girl’s Guide to Chaos” at the American Place Theater (originating the character of Lurene) and Larry Gelbart‘s “1-2-3-4-5” at the Manhattan Theater Club. She has appeared as Mama in “My Big Fat Gay Italian Wedding” and its sequel (Funeral) at the St Luke’s Theatre. Mancinelli has worked in numerous Off-Broadway, cabaret, stock, regional and national touring productions throughout the United States.
$25 General Admission
Presented in Cooperation with the American Pilgrims on the Camino