The woman’s tuna fish monologue from Christopher Durang’s play, ‘Laughing Wild’. Laughing Wild plot summary, character breakdowns, context and analysis, and performance video clips. Christopher Durang. Based on the Play/Book/Film. 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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‘Laughing Wild’ (Woman and the Tuna Fish)

Erica rated it it was amazing Apr 19, For more discussion of this issue, click on Essay on Updating. The dawn comes up at the Harmonic Convergence, and they both lead the crowd in the act of breathing.

She struggles for peace in her life, laughhing wishes that people would understand her unique perspective. User Review – Flag as inappropriate This play is hilarious and confusing and genius.

I first encountered these plays when I was in high school and Christopher Durang was a favorite among the theater kids. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Wwild 09, Sara rated it really liked it. The theme of the two characters struggling to make sense out of life seems to continue to resonate.

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Return to Book Page. Both plays were delightful to me, and I’m a hopeless fan of Durang. This article on a play from the s is a stub. No eBook available Amazon.

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It was never discussed much and was not very central to the faith, unlike, say, statues of Christ on the cross or of the Blessed Mother. Dramatists Play Service Inc- Drama – 83 pages.

Like several other Durang plays, Laughing Wild has references to people and events that were current when the play was written. Two Plays by Christopher Durang. Much of his work during this period brought him little critical attention. He is also an excellent performer, milking his own boyish personality for all its worth. Kate rated it really liked it Oct 06, Then the Convergence becomes the supermarket, they fight over tuna fish again, the sky darkens and the Woman, finding the tuna fish to be all poison anyway, weeps uncontrollably.

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Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwater: Two Plays

Comedy with a heaping teaspoon of arsenic. I’ve seen this one performed and when done live, it is a genuinely exciting experience. Reared in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Christopher Durang spent his childhood acting out plays that he based on television and movie characters. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Though his career has a few highlights, Durang’s absurdism is overall ineffective.

Trivia About Laughing Wild and The problem with these plays is that they are not absurdist enough and come across as silly or just plain lazy playwriting.

References to the Meese Commission have been changed to something more generically understandable. This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat 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.


To ask other readers questions about Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwaterplease sign up. I sure hope the situation has changed since this was published. Like the lonely, lost and ever-fearful characters, the production makes one unsure whether laughin scream with laughter or just scream.

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

Although he has enjoyed only limited success on Broadway, he has become a major voice off-Broadway and in America’s burgeoning regional and university theaters. Act One shows us the Woman, a disturbed individual prone to violent outbursts about people she hates like Sally Jesse Rapheal and Mother Theresa. I laughed at the irreverent, naughty absurdities of Baby chritopher the Bathwater, and a friend of mine did the Laughing Wild tuna fish monologue in acting udrang.