My Big Gay Italian Wedding

by  Anthony Wilkinson

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  8m, 5f

"Feel-good hysterical comedy!" –The Wall Street Journal
" An insanely funny and fun confection. The mixture of the sacred and profane, the ultra-serious and ultra-silly makes this the perfect play." –Edge New York

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My Big Gay Italian Wedding

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

by  Anthony Wilkinson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Parody / Spoof, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Andrew and Anthony are getting married – and everyone wants to "help"! My Big Gay Italian Wedding spins into a hysterical fiasco as everyone tries to have their way. From a saboteur ex-boyfriend to a loud, opinionated, outspoken Italian mother, personalities and culture collide in a music and dance-filled extravaganza.
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"Feel-good hysterical comedy!" – The Wall Street Journal

"An insanely funny and fun confection. The mixture of the sacred and profane, the ultra-serious and ultra-silly makes this the perfect play." – Edge New York

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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: Brooklyn, NY.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

8m, 5f
ANTHONY PINNUNZIATO ‐ 20s‐30s male. Our every‐man. Pollyanna guido from Bay Ridge. LEAD
ANDREW POLINSKI ‐ late 20s‐30s male. Handsome and stylish, yet devoted to one man only. Dashing and charming. LEAD
ANGELA PINNUNZIATO ‐ late 40s female. A lovingly over‐bearing, over‐powering Italian mother hen. Rules the roost with an irori fist and a wooden spatula. Anthony’s mother. LEAD.
JOSEPH PINNUNZIATO/ FATHER ROSALIA ‐ late 40s male. Joseph is Anthony’s loud Italian father whose word is law and whose home is his castle. Father Rosalia is the crush of every parishioner, both male and female. Tries hard to resist the temptations of flesh, both male and female. Note: These two roles can be played by the same actor if needed. LEAD
MAURIZIO LEGRANDE ‐ late 20s‐40s male. Outlandishly dressed, over the top, flamboyant wedding coordinator. Has an accent that cannot be pegged down. LEAD
GREGORIO ‐ 20s ‐30s male. Smoking hot and extremely narcissistic. Does not take rejection well. Always has something up his sleeve. LEAD.
MARIO ‐ 20s‐30s male. Uptight fashionista, Anthony’s best friend and protector. The most fabulous dancer in Brooklyn. Anthony’s Best Man. SUPPORTING.
LUCIA ‐ 20s ‐ 30s female. Brassy, trendy Italian woman. Anthony’s dependable, reliable best friend. A feminine, pretty lipstick lesbian, classy and sophisticated until challenged. Maid of Honor. SUPPORTING.
CONNIE ‐ 20s ‐ 30s female. Lucia’s nemesis. Just as pretty, but much tougher. The gum chewing mouth of a truck driver who doesn’t take crap from anyone. Bridesmaid. SUPPORTING.
MARIA ‐ 20s female. Anthony’s flighty, heavy‐set, sweet and self‐absorbed baby sister. Aspirations of stardom, but a fizzled sense of reality. She is a Broadway actress wannabe and fancies herself a tremendous singer. SUPPORTING
RODNEY ‐ 30s male. Sassy and spirited. Always up for an adventure. In love with Frankie. Reveals himself in drag in Act Two. All ethnicities can work in this role.
AUNT TONIANN ‐ 30s‐early 40s female. Angela’s fussy younger Italian sister. Lives to torment her brother‐in‐law. Sports the biggest of hair and always (thinks she’s) dressed to the nines. SUPPORTING
FRANKIE ‐ late 20s‐late 30s male. Tough, good‐looking Italian stud. No‐nonsense, out, and proud. The straight acting gay guy in the bunch. Groomsman. SUPPORTING
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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 Wedding premiered at the Actors Playhouse in New York City in November 2003 under the direction of Peter Rapanaro.

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