Hysterical Comedies ‘Durang, Durang’ to be Performed in Second Stage Series


Photo of Durang, DurangCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 1, 2014 – “Durang, Durang” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12-13 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

“Durang, Durang” consists of three absurd short comedies by Christopher Durang: “Naomi in the Living Room,” “Wanda’s Visit,” and “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls.”

In “Naomi in the Living Room,” Naomi is visited by John and Johnna, her son and daughter-in-law, to whom Naomi is alternately friendly and insulting. Johnna copes her best, but when John changes his clothes to look like Johnna, things start to unravel.

In “Wanda’s Visit,” Jim and Marsha have been married for 13 years and are feeling a little bored and unhappy. Wanda, Jim’s old girlfriend, shows up for a visit and becomes the guest from hell.

“For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls” is a parody of “The Glass Menagerie.” In this comedy, the fading Southern belle, Amanda, tries to prepare her hyper-sensitive, hypochondriac son, Lawrence, for “the feminine caller.”


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265 or by visiting www.RiverCampusEvents.com.