Deranged Durang

Joseph brings his favourite wife and his favourite camel to a theatre in Goonellabah following a star from America.

Following productions of He Died WIth A Felafel In His Hand and Arsenic and Old Lace, Lismore Theatre Company will premiere a more unusual production next Friday, July 14.

The Durang Code is a double-bill of two short plays by American writer and actor (and recent Pulitzer Prize nominee) Christopher Durang.

dentity Crisis (no, the apostrophe is not a mistake) is the story of Edith Fromage (who claims she invented cheese) and her highly dysfunctional clan. Her daughter Jane has been attempting suicide, and her brother, father, grandfather and an outrageous French count are seemingly all the one person. Janes therapist and his wife are of little assistance particularly after their dual sex-change operations.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You begins as a lecture in which a nun attempts to explain the intricacies of Catholicism, assisted by her favourite young pupil Thomas. When Sister Marys discourse is interrupted by the arrival of a quartet of ex-students, the situation becomes both horrific and hilarious.

The Durang Code opens on Friday, July 14, at the Rochdale Theatre in Goonellabah and plays Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm for three weeks, finishing on Saturday, July 29.

Tickets are $15/12 and are available from Caddies Bean Shop in Lismore. Tickets for a preview performance next Thursday, July 13, are available for $10.

Freebie: The Echo has two double passes to give away to the preview show next Thursday, July 13. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 next Monday, July 10, between 10.15 & 10.30am and tell us the name of Josephs wife. Hint: She will have a very important son who could do tricks with wine.


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