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Christopher Durang

Christopher Durang is the author of the Obie Award-winning The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, and Betty’s Summer Vacation, the Tony Award nominee A History of the American Film, Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, Laughing Wild, Betty’s Summer Vacation, and Miss…

Christopher Durang Explains It All For You

by Christopher Durang

“Durang uses his absurd humor to challenge the rigidity of some religious beliefs, as well as homophobia, methods of psychoanalysis, marriage, and parenthood… His plays may offend some, but they are always thought-provoking and entertaining.” –Library Journal…

Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwater

by Christopher Durang

“Gifted young playwright Christopher Durang is offering one of the best plays of the season with his brief, complex comedy on parenthood.” –Richard Christiansen, Los Angeles Times…

Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them

by Christopher Durang

“A whirligig fun house . . . Durang’s funniest play! . . . hilarious new comedy.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times…

Miss Witherspoon & Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge

by Christopher Durang

“An endearingly meditative farce . . . It’s a pleasure to note that [Durang] hasn’t lost his screwball.” –Richard Corliss, Time…

Betty’s Summer Vacation

by Christopher Durang

“With a style that incorporates Brechtian alienation and Alfred Jarry grotesquerie, the deliriously assaultive, brashly funny Vacation defines to perfection the lurid, scandal-starved past decade.” –Erik Jackson, Time Out New York…

Grove at Home: January 3-9

…a trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrRHmhIDfjg   Monday, January 4 Happy birthday, Christopher Durang! This past Saturday marked the 72nd birthday of legendary playwright Christopher Durang. Over his distinguished career, Durang has been both author and actor, Obie- and Tony-winner, even occasionally a Brecht-parodying SNL guest. In this interview shot for the Dramatists…

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

by Christopher Durang

“A remorselessly sad, achingly funny assault on the vanities, inanities, and insanities of family life . . . a new poignancy has entered his work . . . universal in its appeal.” –Robert Brustein, The Nation…

Nine Plays of the Modern Theatre

by Harold Clurman

“The nine plays included in this volume are not only modern by date, 1944-1975, but in their dramatization . . . . Though each may differ from the others in literary and theatrical quality, in personality or style, they nearly all confront a common concern, the same spiritual situation. While…