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Grandma Serafina’s Famous Tiramisu

Jonathan J Samarro
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When Thomas D’Angelo pays a long overdue visit to his Italian grandparents, he soon finds himself caught in the middle of the ongoing, if farcical, war between the two. His grandmother, intent on plumping him up with home cooking, is sure she’ll win him over to her side. His grandfather, meanwhile, surreptitiously schemes to make Thomas his ally. Never mind that Thomas has come, in part, to seek advice over the strained relationship he has with their son, his father. He has his hands full just trying to restore calm to the household. But as he works to negotiate a peace between his grandparents, he finds within himself the possibility to resolve the struggles he faces with his father. With echoes of John Patrick Shanley’s Moonstruck and Joe DiPietro’s Over the River and Through the Woods, GRANDMA SERAFINA’S is as marvelous and memorable a confection as her famous tiramisu.

Production Info

Cast: 3 total (1 female, 2 male)
Full Length Comedy (about 50 minutes)
Single Set
Contemporary Costumes
About the Author


  • Jonathan J Samarro

    Jonathan Samarro's first play, METAMORPHOMOM, was produced at the Village Gate (Off-Off Broadway) as part of a one-act play festival. His plays THE LOST EPISODE (co-authored with Michael Quixote Fellmeth) and GRANDMA SERAFINA'S FAMOUS TIRAMISU were given workshop productions at The Schapiro Studio Theatre in Columbia University's Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies, where he earned his M.F.A. in playwriting. Presently, he is a resident of New Jersey, where he works as an educator.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 1/26/2016
Pages 40
ISBN 9780881456462

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Grandma Serafina’s Famous Tiramisu is produced
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