Fuddy meers

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Overlook, Jan 1, 2001 - Drama - 155 pages
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When Fuddy Meers opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club in the fall of 1999, it earned the kind of raves that a promising young playwright dreams about. Writing in the New York Observer, John Heilpern called him "some kind of comic genius." And after its sold-out run at MTC, the play moved downtown to the Minetta Lane Theatre for an open-ended commercial engagement.
Fuddy Meers revolves around an amnesiac, Claire, who wakes up every morning as a blank slate, on which her husband and teenage son must imprint the facts of her life. On this particular day, the wild shenanigans begin with Claire being politely abducted by a limping man who claims to be her brother trying to save her from her evil husband. They drive to the home of her mother, who has had a stroke that left her aphasic (her attempt to say "funny mirrors" provides the play's title). The ensuing mayhem is both deliriously funny and oddly touching.

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David Linday-Abaire's off-beat comedy Fuddy Meers has received over 300 productions across the country and abroad (including London's West End), after its Off-Broadway premiere in 1999. Other plays include Wonder of the World and Kimberly Akimbo (LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Playwriting, three Garland Awards, the Kesselring Prize), which he is adapting for Dreamworks.

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