Stone Soup Theatre's Durang7 by Christopher Durang
Stone Soup Theatre Proudly Presents
Durang 7 by Christopher Durang
Stone Soup Theatre invites you to experience one-acts by award-winning playwright, Christopher Durang, whose most current work, Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them is playing to rave reviews at New York's Public Theatre.
The selected pieces offer a retrospective of the playwright's short theatrical parodies and absurdist social satires of the 80's and 90's. Remaining true to Durang's advice to "mix and match" among his one-acts by combining the "frenetic and loud" with "plays that have softer, quieter tones," we have chosen seven short pieces that will take our six actors (and you!) on a virtuoso journey ranging from outrageous to sympathetic.
Few masters of the genre (including Euripides, Shakespeare, Noel Coward, Beckett, Williams and O'Neill) escape Durang's affectionate lampooning in our production concluding with The Actor's Nightmare, Desire, Desire, Desire and Medea. Representing Durang's notoriously comic critiques of American society, our actors will also frolic through some of his best short social satires (DMV Tyrant, Funeral Parlor, Gym Teacher and Entertaining Mr. Helms) showcasing the domestic conundrums of life in late twentieth century America (beaurocracy, sex ed, family dynamics, politics) which remain hilariously relevant to life in 2009.
Please join us for this fast-paced romp through a variety of outrageously familiar situations peopled with recognizably ridiculous characters. An evening guaranteed to bring laugh-a-minute therapy to our collective recession blues.
Oct. 30 - Nov. 22
Preview Thursday, October 29
Thurs - Sat. at 8:00 pm
Sun. Matinees at 2:00 pm
Stone Soup Theatre - DownStage
4029 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|