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Furman Theatre to present “Durang Durang”

Last updated February 10, 2015

By Tina Underwood

Author photo © 2010 Susan Johann

Author photo © 2010 Susan Johann

Furman University Theatre will present Christopher Durang’s “Durang Durang” Feb. 11-14 and Feb. 18-21 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Theatre Playhouse on campus.

Intended for mature audiences, the production consisting of six short plays is open to the public. Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $8 for students.

In the New York Times, Ben Brantley penned this review for Durang’s work:

‘The worlds portrayed in the plays of Tennessee Williams and Sam Shepard may be enlightening places to visit, but who on earth would want to live there? Christopher Durang has taken up his satirist’s pen to enter the hostile and arbitrary terrain created by these titanic American playwrights in Durang Durang, an evening of short plays. He responds as he has always responded to the presence of something grave and inherently tragic: he laughs, a trifle nervously, perhaps, but very loudly. The odds are that you will, too. To paraphrase Mrs. Sorken, the free-associating, theater-going matron Mr. Durang has created to introduce the evening, these are plays that find the Dramamine in drama!’

Furman theatre professor Rhett Bryson is director and scenic designer. Sophomore Haley Brown designs lights. Sophomore Lauren Girouard is sound designer; and senior Morgan Nance designs costumes.

For ticket information and reservations, call the Theatre Box Office at (864) 294-2125.

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