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Dinner with the Boys

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Great writing, Entertaining, Great acting, Bad writing, Excruciating

About the show

Two mafia gangsters find themselves pitted against the Family in this new comedy, written by and starring Dan Lauria with Ray Abruzzo and Richard Zavaglia. More…

'Dinner with the Boys' is the deliciously hilarious new comedy about Charlie and Dom, two wise guys from the old neighborhood, who find themselves at odds with the Family. The odd couple await their fate as they prepare dinner for their special guests. It’s an evening filled with belly laughs, killer plot twists and plenty of garlic. The only question remaining – will this dinner be their last meal?


Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great writing, Entertaining, Great acting, Bad writing, Excruciating

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Bloody, Excruciating, Bad writing, Pointless, Poorly acted

See it if you find the "Italian mafia" genre appetizing.

Don't see it if you hunger for a belly full of "Good Fellas" because this is literally a bowl of tripe.


May 6th, 2015
"A taste for shtick is all but required to enjoy 'Dinner With the Boys.' And since this cast is eager to mug, an appetite for ham wouldn’t hurt either...'Dinner With the Boys' has its best moments late in the play, when plot secrets are revealed and the humor finds its rhythm. Until then, the act...
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May 4th, 2015
"The first act spans tales of horrendous executions and ends in a gusher. It’s after intermission that the taste level lurches way off the charts: Abruzzo’s alternate role, that of Jewish mafioso “Uncle Sid” is exaggerated-unto-offensive, and the choice to add the Exodus theme to his dispatch is ...
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May 4th, 2015
"The engaging performers do what they can with the material...But their efforts are not enough to make the proceedings palatable, with the abundance of gory violence on display leaving a sour aftertaste...While that dream cast would certainly have enlivened the tired material, the play's current ...
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May 4th, 2015
"At last, the crypto-gay, cannibal Mafia comedy we haven’t been waiting for! 'Dinner With the Boys' is all that and less: Ineptly written, directed and acted, this is one hell of a bad show."
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