By Paul Rusconi.
Cast: 3m., 2w. Two married couples, Janet and Carl from Indiana and Marie and Tom from New York, each decide to spend their vacation traveling throughout Italy—not the Italy of "vulgar tourists" and Frommer's guides—but the real Italy, the Italy known only to the most authentic Italians. In a series of unfortunate encounters, the two couples become entangled in a struggle for travel-savvy dominance. By the end of their respective trips, they will have trounced the art and culture of one of the oldest civilizations on the planet. Tourism is stripped of its sunny connotations and exposed as the ruthless sport it is in in this fast and funny play. Area staging. Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes.