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The Gavones of Philadelphia

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A Non-Mob Family Comedy in Two Acts
5 M / 1W
Approximate Playing Time: 1 Hour and 45 Minutes

A head-slapping comedy centered on those traditional Italian-American values of love, family, greed and deceit. “Pop” has died and it looks like just about everyone in the family has a less-than-honorable interest in the reading of the will. There’s working class Tony, married to homemaker Mary, sister to bank security guard Pauley and washed-up lounge lizard Nicky who everyone thinks is livin’ a glamorous life with money to burn. Pauley’s gambling problem gets him in trouble with the local bookie and his plan to keep from getting butchered leads to a laundry bag full of missing loot.  Sorrentino takes his personal experience with Italian-American family-life, extracts some of the most endearing stereotypical yet wildly human aspects and layers them with exceptional character and humor. And the critics agree: The Gavones of Philadelphia is a hit:

"...a soon-to-be-classic American comedy"  --Matthew Yde, Albuquerque Journal

"...laugh-out-loud funny...may remind you of "The Sopranos".  I got hints of Goodfellas and Quentin Tarentino--minus the blood."  --Dean Yannias, Talking Broadway

"...fast-paced dialog and blocking so full of kintetic energy you'll need a score card."  --Rich Boucher, Elbow Room

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$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees