'The Portuguese Kid' at Las Vegas Little Theatre

"The Portuguese Kid" by John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Chris Davies

Habitually widowed Atalanta pays a visit to her second-rate lawyer Barry. Intending to settle her latest husband’s affairs, this larger-than-life Greek tightwad quickly becomes a nightmare for her cheesy, self-aggrandizing attorney. Add Barry’s impossible Croatian mother, a couple of opportunistic young lovers, and you have a recipe for comic combustion. This feisty romantic comedy could only come from John Patrick Shanley, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of past LVLT hits Doubt and Outside Mullingar, and the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Moonstruck.