The Theater: Pasta, Everyone?

SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY by EDUARDO DE FILIPPO

This is one of those high-calorie family comedies in which the. characters shout a lot, laugh uproariously, cry a little and ponder life's minor ironies over a full dinner plate. At a guess, the playgoer should arrive gorged, since the theatrical repast at Manhattan's Martin Beck Theater is just an amiable morsel.

Playwright Eduardo de Filippo is a deft entertainer who deals in stage Italians in the same way that others deal in stage Irishmen or Jews. Stage Italians are volatile, tempestuous, jealous, meltingly sentimental, arm-waving operatic...

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