Steve Galluccio's newest stage triumph is a comedy set in 1952 Naples. It recounts how one broken engagement ripples throughout friends and family, affecting all of their respective lives in different ways. In a world conflicted by traditional values and postwar-era thinking, theatrical archetypes evolve into stereotypes that became hallmarks of the Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni films in the early 1960s.
A favourite of the Montreal Fringe Festival, Steve Galluccio is a playwright with a delightful flair for comedy. His fast-paced plays are full of populist art, local references, and camp sensibility.
“In Piazza San Domenico is a downright crowd pleaser, a comedy for the masses. As happens very rarely in Montreal theatre, this is a show that can break out of our incestuous little theatrical community past those audience members dying to point out a deus ex machina ending or a character’s lack of motivation, and fulfill the one purpose a comedy was designed for in the beginning: entertainment.”
“Three cheers for light-hearted entertainment! Billed as a romantic comedy inspired by Feydeau, Goldoni and Sophia Loren, it bears the mark of all three, with a dash of trademark Galluccio.”
“In Piazza San Domenico harkens to classic Shakespearian comedies.” — The Suburban
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