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Author: Albert Innaurato
Publisher: New York, N.Y. (440 Park Ave. South, New York 10016) : Dramatists Play Service, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The scene is a rundown, cluttered apartment in the Italian-American section of South Philadelphia, where Berto, deserted by his southern-born wife some ten years earlier, is preparing a family party for his father, Oreste, who is paying his monthly visit from the nursing home to which he has been consigned. Chaotic at the best of times, things are thrown into even greater turmoil when Aggy, Berto's estranged wife,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy plays
Scripts
Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Innaurato
ISBN: 9780822208778 0822208776
OCLC Number: 7658465
Notes: Pages 62-66 (2nd group) advertising.
Description: 66, [61]-66 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Albert F. Innaurato.

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"The scene is a rundown, cluttered apartment in the Italian-American section of South Philadelphia, where Berto, deserted by his southern-born wife some ten years earlier, is preparing a family party for his father, Oreste, who is paying his monthly visit from the nursing home to which he has been consigned. Chaotic at the best of times, things are thrown into even greater turmoil when Aggy, Berto's estranged wife, suddenly turns up, shepherded by her tough-talking sister, Sarah (who farms her own spread in North Carolina), ostensibly to claim her personal belongings and to serve Berto with divorce papers. During their years apart, Aggy, trying to bring some order into her life, has earned a medical degree, but she has also lost contact with their son, Little Tom, and she is filled with remorse when she learns of Tom's repeated attempts at suicide during her prolonged absence. But Tom, who has been "saved" by his grotesquely overweight, hilariously foul-mouthed wife, Francine, is not about to relieve his mother's guilt, nor is he abashed when Renzo, Francine's randy father, undertakes an athletic slam-bang pursuit of sister Sarah. Bursting with vitality, and bounding from scenes of wild hilarity to moments of deeply moving emotion, the play ultimately breaks through the barriers that separate its varied characters and unites them in a shared awareness that life, for all its untidiness and disorder, is meant to be lived—joyfully, for richer or poorer, and with love as its passionate core."--

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