It’s la dolce vita for Joe right now. He’s got a successful business, handsome boyfriend and wealthy AF future in-laws. He’s clawed his way out of the working class and he’s got freshly steamed linen trousers to prove it.
But his plans for full-blown assimilation take a nasty turn when Joe’s estranged cousin drops by and exposes an enormous family secret. Suddenly, Joe’s on a mission out to South-Western Sydney, to the Italian-Australian heartland and the place where his family’s story began.
The Italians is a wild, fever dream celebration of Italian-Australians that asks the question: If Italians have assimilated into Anglo-Australian culture, who cares?!
Written by Danny Ball
Co-created by Danny Ball and Thomas De Angelis
Directed by Riley Spadaro
Set and costume Grace Deacon
Lighting Phoebe Pilcher
Composition and sound design Luke Di Somma
Dramaturge Thomas De Angelis
Produced by Danny Ball, Thomas De Angelis and Philip D’Ambrosio.
With Brandon Scane, Emma O’Sullivan, Deborah Galanos, Philip D’Ambrosio, Jonathan Lagudi, Will Bartolo, Amy Hack and Tony Poli.