Pezzulo, Ted (American playwright, 19__-____), “The Wooing of Lady Sunday,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set in a home in a small village, southern Italy, ____,
(+ extras: 3 boys, 5 girls)
© 19__ by Ted Pezzulo;
• in Ted Pezzulo’s April Fish and The Wooing of Lady Sunday (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., ____), ISBN 0-8222-0062-7, DPS 830;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York 10016, U.S.A., telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com.
• Cited by Allen L. Hubby via e-mail email@example.com, March 20, 1997; the citation says,
Briglio (m), husband; Concetta (f), Briglio’s long-suffering wife; Domenica (f), Concetta’s unmarried sister; Don Carluccio Benvenuto (m), a recent widower.
“The action takes place in a small village in southern Italy, in the home of the gruff, lazy Briglio and his long-suffering wife, Concetta whose unmarried sister, Domenica, has become, apparently, a permanent (and barely tolerated) addition to the family. However there is hope for the future, as the wife of the mayor, Don Carluccio Benvenuto, has died, and Domenica is the only eligible replacement in the town. Inevitably the upright Don Carluccio comes calling (with his brood of eight motherless children) but the strong-willed Domenica does not capitulate at least not immediately. How she deals with this sudden appearance of ‘romance’ in her hitherto barren life is both touching and funny, and filled with the innate warmth and wisdom so characteristic of life ‘Italian style.’
“Selected by Stanley Richards for his celebrated Best Short Plays series. An inventive and masterful piece of comic writing, which deals with the ‘miraculous’ occurrence of romance in the life of an aging Italian spinster.”
courtship, family, Italy, marriage, spinsterhood, stepmother.