Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - Manhattan. The present.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Alcohol, Drugs, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
Betrayal, Friendship, Jewish/Yiddish issues, Marriage
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Winner! Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award
Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged Upper West Side Doctor’s wife, is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA and evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she’s shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend.
"Uproarious, a window rattling comedy of mid life malaise...Mr. Busch has swum straight into the mainstream... The Allergist's Wife earns its wall to wall laughs." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Charles Busch comes of age as a comic playwright of the first rank." - The New York Daily News
"An intelligently funny and satirically relevant uptown comedy." - New York Magazine
“An intelligently funny and satirically relevant uptown comedy.” - John Simon, New York Magazine
The Tale of the Allergists Wife first opened at Manhattan Theatre Club on February 29, 2000. The production moved to Broadway, opening on November 2, 2000 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 777 performances. It was directed by Lynne Meadow.