Winner! Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival
This play draws laughs like the Abbott and Costello classic Who's on First? An attractive woman announces to a receptionist that she is her husband's mistress. The receptionist is not married, but her brother does have the same name as the husband in question, and the receptionist has the same name as her sister-in-law. In fact, this large family has many identical names. The more questions the mistress asks, the more bewildered she becomes.
Part of our Off-Off Broadway Festival: Nineteenth Series
Family Names was first produced in November, 1993 at the Nat Horne Theatre, New York City, by Love Creek Productions with the following cast:
SHEILA O'KEEFE...........Lauren Simpson
MARIE SALUZZO...........Jennifer Hall
The production was directed by Jeff Gonzalez. The play was restaged as part of the Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival in April, 1994 with the same cast. Jeffrey J. Albright directed.