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Italian Funerals and Other Festive Occasions - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Italian Funerals and Other Festive Occasions

John Miranda

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

6m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573695865

Developed by Scott Reiniger
"Big, sprawling, and as warm hearted and touching as a family reunion.... Comic moments bubble up like a scene from a sparkling Rossini Comedy." - Courier Post.

"Captivating." - News Journal.

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Operatic Music - Audio Download
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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - Present Day, 1970s, 1960s

Settings Of Play - The play travels back in time from past to present in memory.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre

This comic drama broke all box office records for straight plays at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre. Faced with the impending loss of his mother to dementia and death, John clings to memories to postpone present decisions. He views his life in operatic proportions, feeling a kinship with Alfredo in La Traviata, with Rudolpho in La Boheme and with Tosca in Tosca because they too were unable to save the one they loved. The value of family unity and acceptance of death as an affirmation of life, twin themes in the play, emerge as John finds answers for the present in the past.
"Big, sprawling, and as warm hearted and touching as a family reunion.... Comic moments bubble up like a scene from a sparkling Rossini Comedy." - Courier Post.

"Captivating." - News Journal.

Italian Funerals and Other Festive Occasions was first presented by the Walnut Theatre in Philadelphia in 1995. It was directed by Scott Reiniger.

Characters

CASTING

6m, 6f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

JOHN - 50s
LITTLE JOHNNY - 10
BRIGIDA - Late 50s
MAMA - 92 (range 40-92)
DAD - early 40s
GRANDMOTHER - 98
ANDREA - late 20s
UNCLE DOM - late 40s
AUNT MARY - late 40s
ROSALIE - 30s-40s
FATTY TOWNSEND - late 30s-40s
BIG MAN ON HESTER STREET - 60s-70s

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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