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Family Values

Jason Milligan

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3f, 6m

Published with Any Friend of Percy D'Angelino Is a Friend of Mine and Men in Suits in Men in Suits: Three Plays About the Mafia.

Family Values

by  Jason Milligan

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 6m
  • Duration
    Duration
    90 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description

Meet Vinnie and Anne Marie, an all American, upwardly mobile Mafia couple who have it all: a beautiful home, plenty of money and success Vinnie is about to become a made man. On the eve of his official induction into the crime family, his world crashes down in a chaotic series of darkly comic events. He commits the worst transgression imaginable when he accidently runs over the Boss's six year old heir. The boy is barely injured but Vinnie is in deep trouble. His fanatic efforts to remedy his blunder reveal the high price of being part of the "Family." 

History
FAMILY VALUES was originally presented as a staged reading at the Westwood Playhouse in Los Angeles on October 18, 1993 under the auspices of the Patchett Kaufman Entertainment Theatre play reading series. It was directed by Dan Lauria.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Setting:

Various locations in Queens and New Jersey.  All of these locations are suggested with a set piece or two - a tailoring mirror and a rack of fine sportcoats for the clothing store, two stools and maybe a steering wheel for the car, a bed an a vanity for a bedroom, etc. Light and sound will play an important role in establishing all of these locations. The play is designed to be played without an Intermission, but if desired, one can be inserted between scenes 4 and 5.  No, the script is not littered with typos. Vinnie and Ann-Marie have a very "unique" way of phrasing things, that's all.

Casting

3f, 6m
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting
  • Roles for Children
  • Room for Extras
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Parts for Senior Actors
VINNIE RAMPULO
ANN-MARIE - Vinnie's wife.
THE KID - 6; male.
THE BOSS
CHARLES - a tailor.
DR. ROSENBAUM - a male M.D.
DR. McCAFFREY - a female M.D.
A NUN - Can be played by the same actress who plays Dr. McCaffrey.
SEVERAL MAFIOSI - 35-60; "made" men ranging in age; can be played by the same actors who play Charles and Dr. Rosenbaum.

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)

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Jason Milligan

Jason Milligan's many stage plays have been performed in numerous productions across the United States, as well as in Canada and Europe. Thirty-seven of his plays are now published by Samuel French Inc., including ...And Then the Rain Came to Mayfield; Cross Country; New York Stories; Southern Exposures; The Prettiest ...

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