Andy has a sweet Catholic mother, a sour Catholic father and an intellectually disabled younger brother named Mickey. When he brings his Jewish atheist fiance to meet the folks on Christmas Eve, his worst fears about family blow-ups are realized. But when Mickey, whose entire vocabulary has been limited to "oh boy" and "wow," suddenly spouts the word "Greetings!" the entire family's belief system is turned upside down. For it seems an ancient, wise and witty spirit who is set upon healing the family's wounds has borrowed Mickey's body! Though a play for all seasons, Greetings! is ideal for groups wanting something special to put on at Christmas/Hanukkah time. The Off Broadway production starred Darren McGavin and Gregg Edelman.
"Exhilarating, profound: what ineffective little adjectives to describe Greetings!” - Albany Times-Union
"Hilarious." - The New Yorker
"A comic jewel...Stunning and touching...A joyful holiday lift." - The New York Newsday
"A loving holiday wonder...Deserves a shelf life long after Christmas." - The New York Post
"Glows with...warmhearted emotion." - The Associated Press
"A winner." - The Albany Times Union
"Greetings! should become as much a part of the fabric of the winter holiday season as It's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol." -Berkshire Eagle
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: 1990s
- Duration: 105 Minutes
Living Room and Dining Room of the Gorski's, a working class family in Pittsburgh, PA.
May be performed with or without an intermission.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
RANDI - Andy's Jewish fiance. 30-ish
EMILY - Andy's Mom, 60-ish
PHIL - Andy's Dad, 60-ish
MICKEY - Andy's intellectually disabled younger brother.
Greetings! premiered at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, October, 1990. Gregory Hurst, Artistic Director