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Christopher Durang

The Marriage of Bette and Boo

A painfully funny, Obie Award-winning play about the tragedy and comedy of family life.
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 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 portrayed with a poignant compassion that enriches and enlarges the play, and makes clear why Christopher Durang has become one of the great names in American theater.
“One of the most explosively funny American dramatists.”—Newsweek
99 printed pages
Original publication
2017

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