Jason Alexander and Sherie Rene Scott star in a new comedy that folllows a widow who attempts to settle her late husband's affairs with a second-rate lawyer.
From the producers: 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 current politics and a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have in hand a recipe for comic combustion.
Author and director John Patrick Shanley is the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Doubt" and "Outside Mullingar," as well as the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Moonstruck."
"The Portuguese Kid" features "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander ("Fish in the Dark") and three-time Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott ("The Front Page," "Everyday Rapture"). They are joined on stage by Pico Alexander, Aimee Carrero, and Drama Desk winner Mary Testa ("Xanadu," "Guys and Dolls").
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