Christopher Ferdinand Durang (born January 2, ) is an American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. His work was especially popular in the s, though his career seemed to get a second wind in the late s. His play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the Tony Award for . Plays. Titanic (); The Nature and Purpose of the Universe ( );. Pages in category “Plays by Christopher Durang”. The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn. Christopher Durang Volume I: 27 Short Plays [Christopher Durang] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A collection of works by Christopher.
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As an actor, Mr. Another of Durang’s classics is Baby With the Bathwatera satiric black comedy that enjoyed a long run at Playwrights Horizons.
His plays have been performed nationwide, including on Broadway and Off-Broadway. His Catholic grammar school cancelled class one afternoon and put on his play. Works by Christopher Durang. Like all of Durang’s plays, The Marriage of Bette and Boo uses off-beat humor to examine issues that are, in truth, xurang disturbing. Plays by Christopher Durang. I got into Juilliard”. Sign up for our email list and receive exclusive access to discounts and our latest news and updates.
Durang has appeared in movies and in his own plays. In the episode, Durang and Weaver parodied the works of Bertolt Brecht.
I think we’re all neurotic. While Durang’s use of parody and his criticism of many social institutions might appear overly cynical at times, he states:. Another family-related comedy is The Marriage of Bette and Boo in which a disturbed couple turns for advice to Father Donnally, a Roman Catholic priest pllays dodges their questions by impersonating a strip of bacon!
This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat That same year, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. One of them is the happy mother of an illegitimate child; another is a contented homosexual; and yet another has had two abortions–the first after having been raped on the night of her mother’s death!
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The New York Times. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For Youone of Durang’s most popular plays, revolves around a nun who boasts of the righteousness of her charges, dkrang Thomas, a little boy who can recite the Ten Commandments on cue. The one thing that all of these young people have in common is their loathing for Sister Mary Ignatius and the unyielding dogma that she forced down their throats in their formative years. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.
He has made guest appearances on several sitcoms including Frasier episode 6. Interview — Christopher Durang”. Views Read Edit View history. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and is co-chair of the playwriting program at Juilliard. Do you really want to sign out? Retrieved Christophfr 6, Nonetheless, those lines in the play do get a laugh, so there’s something. Durang has denounced the Robert Altman film adaptation of Beyond Therapycalling it “horrific.
His musical, Adrift in Macao, with book and lyrics by Mr. It tells the story of Daisy, a child who’s parents were too polite to chech her sex when she was born–so they just “decided” she was a girl.
His work often deals critically with issues of child abuseRoman Catholic dogmaculture, and homosexuality. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his husband, actor and playwright, John Augustine; they have been together since Playscripts brings new plays and musicals to professional, school, community, and college theaters to perform, read and enjoy.
When some of the Sister’s former charges show up however, the picture begins to darken.
Category:Plays by Christopher Durang
Durang appeared as himself on the October 11, episode of Saturday Night Livehosted by his longtime friend Sigourney Weaver. Soon, it becomes apparent that the only possible outcome is a violent and hilarious one! You must remove all the items from your cart or complete the current order before processing an approved order. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Durang has performed as an actor for both stage durqng screen. Free samples are now christpoher on mobile devices!