Amidst the Gladiolas
A Black Comedy
This Joseph Jefferson Recommended hit is playwright Vito Gentile's black comedy about a Sicilian wake set in Brooklyn. An off-duty policeman takes a bullet for the Pope revealing the cop’s double life and pregnant mistress at his funeral. Playing the infuriated widow, Josette DiCarlo (top row, second from left) won the Best Actress Citation for her performance. The show was produced by the Human Medium Ensemble, was extended several times and played to packed houses.
…stage director Joyce “Fox scores some clear comic points…and (her actresses) respond…with surprisingly wry, piquant touches in their portrayals.”
- Chicago Tribune