"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 where The Uncles grew up.
Storyline: The Aunts arrive unexpectedly.
Uncle Eddy: Endearing scoundrel. Twice married to Doris—and others. Think Joe Peschi
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.
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. Think Sylvester Stallone--yo
Uncle Vincenzo: Different from the rest.
Grandpa Carlo: The Uncles still give him trouble. Think Don Corleone.
Grandma Sophia: Recently died. She knew Grandpa Carlo would break her heart, and he did—many times
Nephew Michael: Grew up with the Uncles. Think young Rick Nelson.
Aunt Doris: Ex beauty queen from Texas. Big everything.
Think Dolly Parton in Best Little Whore House in Texas.
Aunt Ginger: Ex PSA stewardess. Hey, Nancy Sinatra Babe.
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
Aunt Sioux: She thought of God as the
Great White Buffalo and Sal as Beelzebub
Aunt Moonbeam: Let the Sun Shine In--preferrably through the hole in Uncle Earl's head. . . Think Goldie Shawn meets Grace Slick
Cherry Storm: Diamonds are a girls best friend Think Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman without a brain.
Cinnamon Delight: Cherry’s Sister. She has her own pole. Think Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers.