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Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889226746
Pages: 128
Pub. Date: September 13 2011
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.375"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Drama / DRA013000

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In Piazza San Domenico

By Steve Galluccio

Steve Galluccio's newest stage triumph is a comedy set in 1952 Naples. It recounts how one broken engagement ripples throughout friends and family, affecting all of their respective lives in different ways. In a world conflicted by traditional values and postwar-era thinking, theatrical archetypes evolve into stereotypes that became hallmarks of the Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni films in the early 1960s.

A favourite of the Montreal Fringe Festival, Steve Galluccio is a playwright with a delightful flair for comedy. His fast-paced plays are full of populist art, local references, and camp sensibility.

“In Piazza San Domenico is a downright crowd pleaser, a comedy for the masses. As happens very rarely in Montreal theatre, this is a show that can break out of our incestuous little theatrical community past those audience members dying to point out a deus ex machina ending or a character’s lack of motivation, and fulfill the one purpose a comedy was designed for in the beginning: entertainment.”
—The Warehouse

“Three cheers for light-hearted entertainment! Billed as a romantic comedy inspired by Feydeau, Goldoni and Sophia Loren, it bears the mark of all three, with a dash of trademark Galluccio.”
—Montreal Gazette

In Piazza San Domenico harkens to classic Shakespearian comedies.”
The Suburban