Ham, bam, thank you ma'am
"The Set Up, the Stakeout and the Fifty-Pound Prosciutto" is a fun comic caper about three twenty-something girlfriends, one of whom is so desperate to lose her virginity that she'll even do it with a lying accountant.
By ROBIN EISGRAU
This play is a frenetic, wacky peek into the world of three girlfriends in the suburbs. There's Jane, who's about to turn 25 and is miserable that
she's still a virgin, Rosellen who acts a sort of a big sister and Jackie
who's got a thing for guys who drive hatchbacks.
Jane has started dating
Tim, an accountant, and announces to the girls that he's going to be the one
she has her first experience with. Rosellen and Jackie think he has a girl
on the side and stake him out. Throw in a couple of goofy mafia guys
including Rosellen's hyper-emotional fiance who at one point handcuffs
her ankle to his wrist and it's hijinks galore.
|THE SET UP, THE STAKEOUT AND THE FIFTY-POUND PROSCIUTTO|
|Written by: Megan Delowery, Shannon Mattaro.|
Cast: Jennifer Hyjack, Shannon Mattaro, Patty Litzen, Len Webber, Bill Roedel, Cesar Carrasco, David Rzesutek.
|Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center|
107 Suffolk St. north of Delancey
March 22 - April 20, 2002
Seeming at times like an
updated "Laverne and Shirley" episode or a sequel to "Married To The Mob," this
play is an highly entertaining fricasse of comedy flecked with girl talk and
punctuated by sing-along-in-the-car songs that are played during scene
changes. It seems fitting that one of the play's writers, Shannon Mattaro,
works for MTV, since the show has a pace and youthful pop cultural sheen
that would make it suitable programming for that network.
|APRIL 4, 2002|
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