Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School Raleigh, NC
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DURANG/DURANG at Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh
Bare Theatre presents DURANG/DURANG by Christopher Durang directed by Olivia Griego
July 19 - 22, Burning Coal Theatre 224 Polk St, Raleigh Th. 7/19, Fri. 7/20, Sat. 7/21 at 8:00p; Sun. 7/22 at 2:00p
DURANG/DURANG is a collection of six short comedies by Obie Award-winning playrwright Christopher Durang. It is divided into two parts: "Theatre" and "Everything Else."
The first half contains "Mrs. Sorken," an introduction to theatre by a woman who has forgotten her notes; "Stye of the Eye," a psychotic mashup of Sam Shepard's A LIE OF THE MIND, AGNES OF GOD, and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS; and "For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls," which twists THE GLASS MENAGERIE into a tale of gender-switched confusion.
The second half turns to stories of melodrama, unfortunate houseguests and terrible waiters. "Nina in the Morning," is an Edward Gorey-esque portrait of a woman with too many facelifts and taboo relationships with her children. "Wanda's Visit" is the story of a high-school flame who has flamed-out...and won't leave. "Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room" concludes with a satirical look at the gaping divide between writers and agents.
This show contains adult humor, language and themes, and is not recommended for small children.
Burning Coal Theatre at the Murphey School (View)
224 Polk Street
Raleigh, NC 27601