Baby with the bathwater, and, Laughing wild: two plays
“Laughing wild amid severest woe” perfectly describes the fiercely ironic comedy of Christopher Durang’s Laughing Wild (which takes its title from this Thomas Gray quotation via Samuel Beckett) and the previously unpublished Baby with the Bathwater. In Laughing Wild, two comic monologues evolve into a man and a woman’s shared nightmare of modern life and the isolation it creates. From her turf battles at the supermarket to the desperate clichés of self-affirmation he learns at his “personality workshop,” they run the gamut of everyday life’s small brutalizations until they meet, with disastrous inevitability, at the Harmonic Convergence in Central Park.
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Review: Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwater: Two PlaysUser Review - Goodreads
During the afterword, Durang likens himself to Ionesco and Albee - ?? - unfortunately Durang does not live up to these comparisons. Though his career has a few highlights, Durang's absurdism is ...
Review: Laughing Wild and Baby with the Bathwater: Two PlaysUser Review - Sara - Goodreads
The play Baby with Bathwater is really amazing and amusing in a twisted way like all Durang plays, Laughing Wild though is still good, yet is mainly monologues, making it slightly hard to get through compared to the rest of his plays. Read full review