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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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, including Thomas, a little boy who can recite the Ten Commandments on cue.
About Playscripts Playscripts brings new plays and musicals to professional, school, community, and college theaters to perform, read and enjoy. He first came to prominence in his Off-Broadway satirical review Das Lusitania Songspielwhich he performed with friend and fellow Yale alum Sigourney Weaver.
Plays by Christopher Durang. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history. Durang has denounced the Robert Altman film adaptation of Beyond Therapycalling it “horrific.
Durang appeared as himself on the October 11, episode of Saturday Night Chrisropherhosted by his longtime friend Sigourney Weaver. Later while he was attending Delbarton School in Morristown, he and a friend wrote two musicals, ‘Banned in Boston’ and ‘Businessman’s Holiday.
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While Durang’s use of parody and his criticism of many social institutions might appear overly cynical at times, he states:. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his husband, actor and playwright, John Augustine; they have been together since You must remove all the items from your cart or complete the current order before processing an approved order.
His work often deals critically with issues of child abuseRoman Catholic dogmaculture, and homosexuality. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Christopher Durang.
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 who dodges their questions by impersonating a strip of bacon! In poays projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved Christophed 19, His work was especially popular in the s, though his career seemed to get a second wind in the late s. Durang has appeared in movies and in his own plays.
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Click here to log in if you are one of our published authors. The one thing that all of these young people have in common is their loathing for Sister Mary Ignatius dufang the unyielding dogma that she forced down their throats in their formative years.
His plays have been performed nationwide, including on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Free samples are now viewable on mobile devices! Like all of Durang’s plays, The Marriage of Bette and Boo uses off-beat humor to examine issues that are, in truth, deeply disturbing. Soon, it becomes apparent that the only possible outcome is a violent and hilarious one! Interview — Christopher Durang”.
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I think we’re all neurotic. Playscripts brings new plays and musicals to professional, school, community, and college theaters to perform, read and enjoy.
When you sign up to receive Playscripts, Inc. Another of Durang’s classics is Baby With the Bathwatera satiric black comedy that enjoyed a long run at Playwrights Horizons. Retrieved September 6, Find a Play What type of organization are you? Plajs same year, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat He has made guest appearances on several sitcoms including Frasier episode 6.