'Friends and Romans': 2 Long Islanders team up for Italian-American comedy

Nov 08, 2015 759

by Rafer Guzman

It sounds like the start of an old joke: A Jewish Long Islander and an Italian-American actor walk onto a movie set . . . Actually, it's a fair description of the making of "Friends and Romans," a new comedy about chronically typecast Italian-American actors who decide to showcase their talents by putting on a Shakespeare play.

Written and directed by two Jericho High School alums and shot partly in Carle Place, "Friends and Romans," opening Friday, stars Michel Rispoli, Annabella Sciorra and a host of instantly recognizable character actors. It's part "GoodFellas," part "Guys and Dolls."

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