Two Gentlemen of Corona

by  Jim Geoghan

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 1f

"Geoghan gives a sweetly retro twist to Gentlemen, keeping his comic archetypes so anchored in reality that they elicit sympathy as well as laughter." - Los Angeles Times

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Two Gentlemen of Corona

by  Jim Geoghan

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 1f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In this world-premiere comedy, it's 1963 and Joey and Carmine are low-level soldiers in the New York mob. Joey services juke boxes and vending machines...Carmine makes two runs a week to South Carolina for illegal cigarettes. But things are looking up for the pair. The 1964 World's Fair is just around the corner and these Two Gentlemen of Corona are plotting to help their boss, John, swindle thousands of foreign tourists. It looks like nothing can stand in their way...oh, except for the fact that Joey is falling in love with his boss's mistress! This comedy is the perfect light-hearted fare: refreshing and funny, with just a touch of heart.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Geoghan gives a sweetly retro twist to Gentlemen, keeping his comic archetypes so anchored in reality that they elicit sympathy as well as laughter." - Los Angeles Times

"A comedy with hysterical lines, historical intrigue, and a happy ending for the young lovers." - EyeSpy LA

Keywords

Betrayal, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Setting: A classic chrome diner from the early nineteen sixties somewhere in Corona, Queens.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

5m, 1f
JOEY BROCCO – Low-level member of a New York crime family. Twen-ties, handsome, clever, resourceful, street wise, heart of a poet, a romantic, excellent dancer.
CARMINE FABIANO – Equally low-level member of a New York crime family. Twenties, lifelong friend of Joey’s, not nearly as smart or good-looking but good hearted.
JOHN ESPOSITO – High ranking under boss of a New York crime family. Late forties, fifties, dresses well, wealthy, powerful, elegant,  pompous.
ANGELINA FRATIANO – Twenties, John Esposito’s mistress, working class, beautiful, smart and getting smarter. Excellent dancer.
PHIL WILLIAMS – African-American, forties or fifties. Hard working, blue collar, quiet and level headed.
LENNY GREEN – Forties or fifties, overweight, fussy, mild mannered, sweet natured.
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Authors

Jim Geoghan

Jim Geoghan

Two Gentlemen of Corona premiered at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre in a production by West Coast Ensemble in Los Angeles, CA in June 2005 under the direction of Henry Polic II.

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