"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.
Place: Grandpa Carlo’s walkup Brooklyn, NY where The Uncles grew up.
Storyline: The Aunts arrive
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. Think Sylvester Stallone--you Adrian.
Uncle Vincenzo: Different from the rest.
Grandpa Carlo: The Uncles still give him trouble. Think
Grandma Sophia: Recently died. She knew Grandpa
Carlo would break her heart, and he did—many times
Michael: 30 something. Grew up with the Uncles. 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 Moon Shadow: Let the Sun Shine In--preferrably through the hole in Uncle Earl's head. . .the one she planned to add to the
existing one he already had wherein his brains had obviously fallen out years ago Think a little Cher— from Brooklyn .
Cherry Storm: Diamonds are a girls best friend