His story is about the reunion of the Mastrogiorgio, Rocco and DiStefano families for a feast Sunday -- Father's Day -- 20 years after the extended family parted after the death of his father.
About 20 members of the three families reunited at Sunday's matinee performance of TheaterWorks' one-act play, "My Italy Story." They came to Hartford from New York, Middletown and Haddam to watch Daniel Mastrogiorgio portray the character Joe Gallo in a show that in many ways imitates the actor's real life.
It is a story about Italian heritage and familial bonds, said Daniel's older sister, Mary Mastrogiorgio. It's about a need to reclaim the past before moving on and of capturing family history before it's too late, Daniel Mastrogiorgio said.