Isabella is 17 and it is time for her schools formal. She wants to go with Orazio who is Dotore's son, but he father Pantalone wants her to go with Lelio who is Capitano's son because they are in business together.
Isabella, His daughter
Columbina, His other daughter
Lelio, his son
Orazio, Dotore's son.
Columbina = Isabella runs on stage chasing Columbina explaining that it is not fair that she can go with who she likes to the formal but she cant. Columbina turns around and chases Isabella hitting her with her fan. Both exit
Orazio = both enter vowing their love for each other, not matter what.
Lelio = Lelio enters explaining that he is sorry for his father's actions and agrees to help both of them go
Columbina = enters and sits down next to Lelio. He tells her he loves her and she tells him she loves him back. Lelio moves in for a kiss but Columbina moves her head around and he kisses her shoulder. Both Exit.
Orazio = enters about to talk...