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      In Piazza San Domenico hits bookstores

      Oct. 14, 2011

      Earlier this week Montreal playwright Steve Galluccio launched the paperback edition of his play, In Piazza San Domenico. The play – a comedy of errors set in a 1952 Naples piazza – became a huge hit during the Centaur Theatre’s 2009 season. It featured a talented cast, including Montreal playwright and actor Vittorio Rossi and comedian Guido Cocomello. The play’s storyline saw gossip and misunderstandings threaten budding love and a solid marriage. It would take an earthquake to resolve the mayhem and confusion brought about by the nosy neighbors in the town square.

      The October 11th book launch took place at the Centaur Theatre and was an opportunity to bring together the original cast and crew. The cast members participated in a reading from the book and attendants got a chance to meet Galluccio.

      Galluccio’s writing career started in the Montreal underground theatre scene. His first “mainstream” break came with Mambo Italiano, which debuted at the Centaur Theatre in 2001. Two years later it would premiere on the big screen, making it one of the top Quebec films of that year.

      Most recently, Galluccio penned last year’s star-studded film, Funkytown. He is presently working on the film script for Mambo Italiano Two, and is penning a book guide to Montreal called Montréal à la Galluccio (Les Éditions de l’Homme) which will be published in the spring of 2012.

      In Piazza San Domenico is published by Talonbooks and retails for $17.95.

      To purchase your own copy of In Piazza San Domenico please visit

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