MOOSE ON THE LOOSE at the Theatre West

James Lemire as the Moose in Dina Morrone’s Italian family comedy, MOOSE ON THE LOOSE presented by Theatre West. Photographer: Carlos R. Hernandez.

Reviewed and Recorded by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move

Dina Morrone knows the story she wants to tell…

And although it may seem like the hysterical, melodramatic, irreverent one on stage, it’s actually much simpler.  Morrone’s tale about her Italian family is a love story.


For this family the more things change the more they stay the same. #MOOSEONTHELOOSE #theater #theatre #review @GiaMedia3 @TheatreWest

(L-R) Darby Winn, Erica Piccininni, and Meg Lin in Dina Morrone's Italian Family Comedy, MOOSE ON THE LOOSE at Theatre West.
Photographer: Carlos R. Hernandez.
(L-R) Darby Winn, Erica Piccininni, and Meg Lin in Dina Morrone’s Italian Family Comedy, MOOSE ON THE LOOSE at Theatre West.
Photographer: Carlos R. Hernandez.

On a mid-November morning in 1999, in Way Up Bay, Ontario, Canada, inside a small suburban bungalow on a cold and snowy day, a moose wanders into the neighbor’s yard of this Italian family and…come on! They’re Italian…of course chaos ensues!


Presented by Me and My Big Mouth Productions in association with Theatre West

Running through May 21

 Fri. & Sat. at 8:00 pm Sun. at 2:00 pm

Written by Dina Morrone

Directed by Peter Flood

Produced by Dina Morrone and Benjamin Scuglia


3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West, Los Angeles, CA90068

The cast (in order of appearance): James Lemire (Moose/Chief), Stuart W. Howard (Giuseppe Tappino), Constance Mellors (Maria Tappino), Nick McDow Mussel (Joseph Tappino), Rick Simone-Friedland (Bruno Tappino), Laura James (Pina Pupi), Richard D. Reich (Rodolfo Pupi), Erica Piccininni (Gina Tappino), Darby Winn (Timothy Williamson), Deanna candy (Carmela Tappino-Williamson), Cecil Jennings (Darryl Williamson), Meg Lin (Honabigi Nickaboine), and John Cygan (Voiceover)

Additional creative team: Stage Manager Liv Denevi, Set Designer Jeff G. Rack, Sound and Lighting Designer David P. Johnson, Costume Designer Mylette Nora, Assistant Stage Manager Chelsea Marshall, Set Builder Tom Sanders, Technical Consultant Malcolm Wilson, Graphic Design Doug Haverty, Gun Wrangler/Fight Coordinator Joe Nassi, Mananging Director Eugene Hutchins.

Photos by Carlos R. Hernandez ( (Lead photo) James Lemire as the Moose.

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