The Marriage of Bette and Boo

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

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by Christopher Durang, Durang
     
 

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Never have marriage and the family been more scathingly or hilariously savaged than in this brilliant black comedy. The marriage of Bette and Boo brings together two of the maddest families in creation in a portrait album of family life’s uncertainties and confusion. Bereaved by miscarriages, undermined by their families, separated by alcoholism, assaulted by

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Never have marriage and the family been more scathingly or hilariously savaged than in this brilliant black comedy. The marriage of Bette and Boo brings together two of the maddest families in creation in a portrait album of family life’s uncertainties and confusion. Bereaved by miscarriages, undermined by their families, separated by alcoholism, assaulted by disease, and mystified by their priest, Bette and Boo, in their bewildered attempts to provide a semblance of hearth and home, are presented with a poignant compassion that enriches and enlarges the play, and places Christopher Durang squarely in the forefront of American dramatists.

Editorial Reviews

Village Voice
THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO is the best play of a depressing season, but it would be an adornment to any season.
NY Times
Once more he is demonstrating his special knack for wrapping life's horrors in the primary colors of absurdist comedy.
NY Post
...Durang has the ability of making the real absurd and the absurd real.
New Yorker
Christopher Durang, the humorist and satirist, has rarely written anything funnier or more serious than his mordant comedy THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO...a brimming cornucopia of brilliant lines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802133656
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/1987
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
1,381,540
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.35(d)

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