Book #45: The Marriage of Bette and Boo, by Christopher Durang

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Since completing our venture into Theatre of the Absurd a few weeks ago in my Modern American Drama course, I wasn’t really expecting to return to this style of comedy, but that’s exactly what we did with The Marriage of Bette and Boo. This play is of a terribly dark kind of humor, and you really have to adjust to it. Durang takes very unfunny subjects (stillbirth, for instance), and adds dramatically comic effects. I certainly wouldn’t recommend this as a read for everyone, but once I had adjusted to the comic style, I did enjoy the play.

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