"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.
Time: Christmas Eve 1980
Place: Grandpa Carlo’s walkup Brooklyn, NY where The
Uncles grew up.
Storyline: The Aunts arrive unexpectedly.
Uncle Eddy: Endearing scoundrel. Twice married to Doris—and others. Think Joe Peschi
Uncle 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. 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 Earl: The missing person that no one really missed at all.
Uncle Vincenzo: Different from the rest.
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. Hey, Nancy Sinatra Babe.
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
Aunt Sue: She thought of God as the Great White Buffalo, and Sal as Beelzebub
Aunt Wanda: Let the Sun Shine In--preferrably through the hole in Uncle Earl's head. . .the one she and Mary Ann planned to add
to the existing one he already had wherein his brains had obviously fallen out years ago.
Mary Ann: Wanda's friend. Fellow member of the 4H Club. Took the red-eye back from Atlanta after Earl put Wanda in the ICU.
Cherry Storm: Diamonds are a girls