My Big Gay Italian Funeral

by  Anthony Wilkinson

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  7m, 7f

My Big Gay Italian Funeral picks where My Big Gay Italian Wedding leaves off, at the funeral of Anthony’s father Joe. Anthony is reunited with his gay brother Peter Pinnunziato, who he hasn’t spoken to in over a decade. Family drama and crazy characters unite when everything that can possibly happen at an Italian wake certainly will!

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My Big Gay Italian Funeral

by  Anthony Wilkinson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    7m, 7f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway

Additional Info

After Anthony's father passes away, old family members are reunited after not having been on the best of terms for over a decade. This is a hilarious take on all of the fun characters that show up at a funeral home. This is a sequel to Anthony J. Wilkinson's 'My Big Gay Italian Wedding,' and including some of the same characters.
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Reviews

"Fans of Wedding will of course recognize a few of our favorite characters but Funeral is a whole new show with an entirely different "vibe".  Just as Wilkinson has grown and evolved over the years, so have his characters.  Be assured, we definitely still get to enjoy Wilkinson's classic humor in Funeral (there are dancing drag queens and a psychic after all!!) but we also get to experience his more matured and sophisticated style.  This production goes deeper and adds a level of heart that allows us to feel even closer to our favorite characters and our own emotions. This is a show more about family than anything else." - momsthoughts.com 

"My Big Gay Italian Funeral will make you die laughing!" - goldstar.com 

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: A funeral home. A night club. 
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

7m, 7f

ANGELA PINNUNZIATO
MAURIZIO LEGRANDE
ONDINE OZZUPACCI
DOMINICK VITALE
LUCIA FUCCIO
LOU DONATACCI/RABBI HOWIE HOROWITZ/PONTESSA PUREE
PETER PINNUNZIATO
MARIA PINNUNZIATO
DIAMONDELLE DUPREE/VIDAL DUBOIS
CONNIE SCUCCIFUFFIO/EVA FONG ONSHUI/DONNA DICECCO
TONIANN NASO
ANTHONY PINNUNZIATO
ENSEMBLE

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Room for Extras

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Authors

Anthony Wilkinson

A born and raised New York native, Anthony is a graduate of NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences for English and Creative Writing. He started his career as an Intern Writer at ABC Daytime’s One Life To Live in 1996 and during his fourteen years there he worked his way up to the position of Associate Director. While in t ...

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My Big Gay Italian Funeral premiered in New York City at St. Luke's Theatre on 46th Street. 

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