UNCLE EDDY’S LASAGANA
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. Steve Martin
In theatre, a farce is a comedy that aims at entertaining the audience through situations that are highly exaggerated, extravagant,
and thus improbable. Farce is also characterized by physical humor, the use of deliberate absurdity or
nonsense, and broadly stylized performances. Furthermore, a farce is also often set in one
particular location, where all events occur.
Time: Christmas Eve 1980
Place: Grandpa Carlo’s walkup Brooklyn, NY—the home where The Uncles grew up.
Storyline: The Aunts arrive unexpectedly.
Uncle Eddy: Endearing scoundrel. Twice married to Doris—and others. Think Joe Peschi
U the ncle Franco: Ex NYPD cop. The mature one. Formerly married to Angie. Think Robert De Niro.
Uncle Gio: Sells cars. Formerly married to Ginger. Think Italian Steve Martin.
Uncle Sal: Owns a pizzeria. Formerly married to Sue (Running Eagle). Think Sonny & Cher
Uncle Romeo: Wants to be an actor. Formerly married to Sonya. They met at a communist party rally. Think Al Pacino
Uncle Vincenzo: Different from the rest. Think Father Brown on PBS.
Grandpa Carlo: The Uncles still give him trouble. Grandma Sophia recently died. Think Don Corleone.
Nephew Michael: 30 something. Grew up with the Uncles. Adds his recollections. Think Wally Cleaver.
Aunt Doris: Ex beauty queen from Texas. Big everything. Think Ann Richards
Aunt Ginger: Ex PSA stewardess. Think Barbara Streisand in boots.
Aunt Sue (Running Eagle): Native American activist in the 60’s. Think Cher. Think Uncle
Romeo as Sonny.
Aunt Sonya: Russian. Former Bolshevik.
Now Democrat. Named after Sonya Rostova in War and Peace. Think Boris & Natasha
Aunt Angie: Beautician from the Bronx. Think Marisa Tomei