Truffaldino Says No
by Ken Slattery

Productions (2)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 6 m (8-15 actors possible: 2-4 f, 6-11 m)
  • Set: Locations include: A street in Venice, a garden that includes places to hide, and the reception area of an inn. The set should also include a hidden door that can be opened and closed.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-398-4

Truffaldino Says No
by Ken Slattery

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Productions (2)
  • Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 6 m (8-15 actors possible: 2-4 f, 6-11 m)
  • Set: Locations include: A street in Venice, a garden that includes places to hide, and the reception area of an inn. The set should also include a hidden door that can be opened and closed.

Doomed to repeat the traditional life of an Italian harlequin and rejected by the love of his life, Isabella, Truffaldino shirks his old world Commedia Dell'arte upbringing and two-steps across the Atlantic to find a strangely parallel, modern new world of situation comedy, and a new love, Debbie. But the old world discovers it still needs Truffaldino and comes barreling after him, resulting in a hilarious collision of genres and mistaken identities. When Truffaldino realizes that the problems of Venice Beach aren't so very different than those of Venice, Italy, he must decide to which of these worlds he ultimately belongs.

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Doomed to repeat the traditional life of an Italian harlequin and rejected by the love of his life, Isabella, Truffaldino shirks his old world Commedia Dell'arte upbringing and two-steps across the Atlantic to find a strangely parallel, modern new world of situation comedy, and a new love, Debbie. But the old world discovers it still needs Truffaldino and comes barreling after him, resulting in a hilarious collision of genres and mistaken identities. When Truffaldino realizes that the problems of Venice Beach aren't so very different than those of Venice, Italy, he must decide to which of these worlds he ultimately belongs.

  • Comedy
  • 110 - 120 minutes
  • 2 f, 6 m (8-15 actors possible: 2-4 f, 6-11 m)
  • Set: Locations include: A street in Venice, a garden that includes places to hide, and the reception area of an inn. The set should also include a hidden door that can be opened and closed.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-398-4

Published Reviews

"Rib tickling...Say Yes to Funny Play."

San Francisco Chronicle

"...a loving deconstruction of commedia dell'arte."

San Franscisco Weekly

"...a delightful comedy, guaranteed to amuse."

Theaterstorm

"Zany mishmash of desire and defiance."

Berkeleyside

"High-energy and fast-pasted...a comedic tour-de-force"

The Idiolect

"...every element of Truffaldino conspires to make the final product dazzle."

East Bay Express

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APR 10, 2014 - APR 12, 2014
Andrew Hill High School
San Jose, CA United States
Andrew Hill High School San Jose, CA United States
JUN 30, 2012 - JUL 29, 2012
Shotgun Players at The Ashby Stage
Berkeley, CA United States
Shotgun Players at The Ashby Stage Berkeley, CA United States
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Shotgun Players at The Ashby Stage Berkeley, CA United States

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