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The Portuguese Kid

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John Patrick Shanley

Published by Dramatists Play Service

2 Male 3 Female

"The funniest new comedy I've reviewed sincewell, maybe everI don't know when I last saw another stage comedy that was funny right from the top To laugh this hard for that long is downright therapeutic" ~ Wall Street Journal

In Providence, Rhode Island, habitually widowed Atalanta pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer, Barry Dragonetti

Intending to settle her latest husband's affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney

Add Barry's impossible Croatian mother

A dash of politics

And a couple of opportunistic young lovers

And you have a certain recipe for comic combustion

REVIEWS

" uproariously entertaining Shanley's jokes are deliciously funny The Portuguese Kid makes for a wildly entertaining couple of hours of whip-smart banter" ~ Entertainment Weekly

"[Shanley] returns to his quirky comedy rootsthis one's quite a hootone of the most hysterical opening scenes ever to grace a New York stage You will laugh - of that I have no doubt!" ~ NY1

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