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I Ragazzi (“The Children”)

Full Length, Drama
4 men, 5 women
Total Cast: 9, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4341-0


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
THE STORY: Camille is spending her year abroad from her American liberal arts college in a boarding house in Ferrara, Italy. There, in that most romantic of settings, she and her instant family of foreign exchange students from Spain, Germany, and of course, Italy, find love, sex, food, music, conflicting passions, shifting allegiances, and impetuous treachery in this dramatic comedy featuring an exclusive twenty-something ensemble of actors.
“I RAGAZZI throws together a boarding house of culturally diverse, funny, and passionate young characters into one pressure-cooker situation. Filled with juicy protagonists, romance, and the clash of American and European cultures, I RAGAZZI could become a staple for colleges, conservatories, and theatres around the world.” —Kevin McCollum, producer of Rent, Avenue Q, In The Heights, Motown The Musical, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, and Six

“The talented David Goldsmith was part of the team that helped me bring my play, Motown the Musical, to Broadway where it earned four Tony nominations. I admired his talent, creativity and sensitivity to the Motown legacy and I’m proud to see him now contribute to the storied tradition of the Dramatists Play Service.” —Berry Gordy, founder, Motown Records

“Able to transform the essence of profound truths into pure poetry with her bountiful imagination, Madeleine Goldsmith-Garner is a writer of deep empathy and keen emotional intelligence.” —Giorgia Lupi, award-winning author, designer, and artist