Posted by: hankwillenbrink | October 5, 2008

Durang/Durang at the MEX Theater, Oct. 9-11 & 16-18

No contemporary American playwright does funny quite like Christopher Durang.  He’s a master of the abusurd, a mocker of the mundane, and his plays usually contain at least one woman making orgasm noises.  Durang’s hilarious portrait of people on the edge of self-inflicted nervous breakdowns will be on display when The Necessary Theater (TNT) produces a night of Durang shorts at the Mex Theater in the Kentucky Center, October 9-11 & 16-18.  The show’s just about 2 hours long and features some of Durang’s best work including For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, a sendup of Tennessee William’s classic The Glass Menagerie; Wanda’s Visit, about that girl that you wish would go away…maybe; and Funeral Parlor, a sketch originally written for Robin Williams and Carol Burnett.

Williams and Burnett were “too busy” so TNT has lined up an A-list of Louisville actors to bring Durang’s neurosis to the stage.  TNT Artistic Director Tad Chitwood returns to the stage along with Tony Dingman, Cara Hicks, Susan Shumate, Karina Strange, Hallie Kirk, and Louisville Improvisor/failed-mayorial candidate Chris Anger. Alec Volz of Walden Theatre and the Louisville Improvisors directs.

Tickets are $17

$15 for Students and Seniors

Go here for tickets.

October 9-11 & 16-18
8PM at The Mex Theatre, Kentucky Center map
501 W. Main St.
Reservations: (502) 584-7777.

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