Betty's Summer Vacation: Outrageous Christopher Durang Comedy at the Onyx Theatre
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The last date listed for Betty's Summer Vacation was Saturday May 3, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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Sin City Opera teams up with Off-Strip Productions to perform two one-act operas at the Onyx Theatre. The two operas are thematically related, each having plots that center around telephones, and the two works will be completely interwoven, one in color and the other in black and white. Gian Carlo Menotti's comic The Telephone presents an exasperating situation that is especially resonant now that we all have mobile phones. Poor Ben has a very important question for Lucy, but his attempts to ask it are constantly interrupted by telephone calls. The dramatic tour de force The Human Voice (La Voix Humaine) by Francis Poulenc (performed in a new English translation) is a musical adaptation of Jean Cocteau's dramatic monologue of the same name. Learn More
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“relentlessly fierce, relentlessly funny.” —New York Times
“The funniest new farce in years… the play lifts off from the ground of brilliantly naturalistic comedy into the stratosphere of zany satire… by far Durang’s best.” —New York Post
“Christopher Durang has finally come of age and proves to be every bit as sharp and caustic as England’s Joe Orton… It’s simply his most brilliant play yet.” —New York Daily News
Onyx Theatre hosts award-winning director Rob Kastil’s take on Christopher Durang. Join us for incest, dismemberment and a homicidal laugh track!
Christopher Durang’s outrageous Obie winning comedy, Betty’s Summer Vacation (a jaded, satirical look at our society’s obsession with lurid crimes, celebrity trials and talk show confessionals) opens at the Onyx Theatre April 18th.
Spend the summer with Betty! Her dream vacation at a lovely beach house turns mordantly funny as her roommates arrive: an incessant chatterer, a pathological womanizer, the emotionally anarchic landlady, and a sweet, withdrawn young man who may or may not be a serial killer. All this plus an insane derelict with a penchant for flashing, and a relentless laugh track that won’t stop chuckling whenever someone is molested, dismembered or murdered.
Death, murder and mayhem… it’s all here at Betty’s seaside retreat!
Directed by Rob Kastil
Barbara King as Mrs. Siezmagraff
Stacia Zinkevich as Betty
Penni Mendez as Trudy
Drew Yonemori as Buck
Mario Mendez as Keith
Steve McMillan as Mr. Vanislaw
Dean Bengert, Cindy Lee Stock, and Joel Wayman are The Voices
Group rates are available.
About the Writer
Christopher Durang (Sister Mary Ignatius, Beyond Therapy)
Often embraced by mainstream playhouses, Durang was actually one of the country’s leading alternative voices in theatre. A lifelong gay man unafraid to write about taboos, he made his reputation in absurdism and farce after graduating from Harvard and Yale. He is a multiple Obie-winning playwright and has written several screenplays. He is currently a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and a co-chair of the playwriting program at Julliard.