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Laughing Wild plot summary, character breakdowns, context and analysis, and performance video clips. Christopher Durang. Based on the Play/Book/Film. The woman’s tuna fish monologue from Christopher Durang’s play, ‘Laughing Wild’. When Christopher Durang wrote his nervous breakdown of a play nearly 20 years ago, “Laughing Wild” reflected the anxiety of AIDS in a world.

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I’ve seen this one performed and when done live, it is a genuinely exciting experience. Books by Christopher Durang.

Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwater: Two Plays by Christopher Durang

Both plays were delightful to me, and I’m a hopeless fan of Durang. To ask other readers questions about Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwaterplease sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Doctors get exhausted listening to me, I can tell they feel my words are cyristopher out of my mouth and trying to invade their brain cells, and they’re frightened. Though his career has a few highlights, Durang’s absurdism is overall ineffective. The first to arrive onstage, Monk is dressed as an uptown sophisticate. Or should we seek redress, judging the past by present-day standards?

She curses the lughing at the end of her speech, but then apologizes. May 09, Sara rated it really liked it. The Woman dreams she has killed Sally Jessy Raphael and taken over her talk show; wildd the Man dreams this as well, appearing as a guest on this talk show, xhristopher as the Infant of Prague, a religious figure the Woman has never heard of.


Jun 03, Jasia rated it really liked it. Katherine Kerr, again directed by Ron Largomarsino, recreated their roles; and the play went extremely well with the audience s. The show is written for one actor and one actress. The dawn fhristopher up at the Harmonic Convergence, and they both lead the crowd in the act of breathing.

Evie rated it it was ok Nov 20, The second speech is …filled with brilliant observations. Toggle navigation Choose Section. Comedy with a heaping teaspoon of arsenic. As his character becomes increasingly upset over Chernobyl, the Supreme Court, the ozone layer and, especially, AIDS, he imagines a cruel, fickle and inconsistent God. He also, it turns out, is the man the woman hit in the supermarket.

Durang is one of the funniest men in the world, able to make the audience laugh time and time again, taking us by surprise with his one-of-a-kind jokes and his relentless bitter satire. I wish cleverness was enough. Before long, this mad and melancholy baby ends up literally in the gutter, crying — and laughing wild — for help. Dramatists Play Service photos by Gerry Goodstein.

Want to Read saving…. Durang is, without doubt, the most talented satirist of his generation. I laughed at the irreverent, naughty absurdities of Baby with the Bathwater, and a friend of mine did the Laughing Wild tuna fish monologue in acting class.


I did not connect with this play. National Unified Auditions New York. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Want to see your job listed here? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Two Plays by Christopher Durang.

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The second was better, with some decent social commentary, which is mostly outdated now. Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwater: Feb 03, mark monday rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 04, Carmen rated it it was ok. While some of the names mentioned might no longer be topical — Dr.

This play is hilarious and confusing and genius. Howard, stage manager was James Fitzsimmons.

Laughing Wild

User Review – Flag as inappropriate This play is hilarious and confusing and genius. The play Baby with Bathwater is really amazing and amusing in a twisted way like all Durang plays, Laughing Wild though is still good, yet is mainly monologues, making it slightly hard to get through compared to the rest of his plays.

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