Mr. Marmalade

Overview

Lucy is a four-year-old girl with a very active imagination. Unfortunately, her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade doesn’t have much time for her. Not to mention he beats up his personal assistant, has a cocaine addic-tion, and a penchant for pornography and very long dildos. Larry, her only real friend, is the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. MR. MARMALADE is a savage black comedy about what it takes to grow up in these difficult times.
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Overview

Lucy is a four-year-old girl with a very active imagination. Unfortunately, her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade doesn’t have much time for her. Not to mention he beats up his personal assistant, has a cocaine addic-tion, and a penchant for pornography and very long dildos. Larry, her only real friend, is the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. MR. MARMALADE is a savage black comedy about what it takes to grow up in these difficult times.
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Editorial Reviews

L.A. Times (Miller)
...slyly amusing, envelope-pushing...Haidle has the courage of his convictions, which he has demonstrated in a mature and accomplished play...extraordinary...
L.A. Times (Titus)
Haidle's fertile imagination has produced a world in which...reality and fantasy collide and intertwine...[A] roller-coaster saga...MR. MARMALADE marks its author...as a name to watch in the future.
New Yorker
...exhilarating...alternately hilarious and heartbreaking...through the alchemy of Haidle's scintillating style.
Orange County Register
Haidle [has] an Albee–like bent for creating character capable of both kindness and cruelty...a poignant story [that] runs the gamut from hilarious to heartbreaking...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822221425
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Sales rank: 713,022
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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