In this very funny monologue, Anna Palestrina, an Italian immigrant woman living in Ohio, explains to her grandson Ben what happened in her remote mountain village in Southern Italy when a government official obsessed with sheep offered to pay villagers to raise them in their very steep mountain terrain. Sad for the sheep, but a great and increasingly hilarious story. A wonderful showcase for a mature actress with a dry sense of humor. See also Nigro's plays Palestrina and Maddalena.
Published in the collection Curse of the Wolf Man and Other Plays
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
- Time Period: 1960s
- Duration: 10 minutes
- Setting: A kitchen in the summer of 1962.
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)