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Betty's Summer Vacation by Christopher Durang

Described by the New York Times as “ecstatically angry…relentlessly fierce, relentlessly funny...Betty’s Summer Vacation returns Christopher Durang to the ranks of America’s most incisive living playwrights and a vivid testament to the fact that satire, shaped with enough idiosyncratic charm, can sear like no other form…”

Christopher Durang’s 1999 comedy (audience be trigger warned) includes scenes involving the whereabouts of a severed penis, homage to Mr. Durang's artistic ancestor, Joe Orton. Twenty years since its creation, the play’s themes conjure current events, including the Michael Jackson scandal via the documentary Leaving Neverland; daily discussion of the Rule of Law (or lack thereof); Lorena Bobbitt’s Amazon docuseries Lorena, and the ongoing discussion about the effects of the group psychology.

This production is for a mature audience only due to language, violence, dismemberment, and sexual content.


Christopher Durang


Tina Brock

Estimated Run Time

90 Minutes


Closing Soon
Jun 11 - Jun 30, 2019
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