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Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The

Charles Busch

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573703324

Winner! Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award

"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." - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - Manhattan. The present.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Drugs, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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
Tony Award Nominee - Best Play - 2001
Drama Desk Award Nominee - Best Play - 2000
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.

REVIEWS

"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." - 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.” - 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.

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Characters

CASTING

2m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MARJORIE
MOHAMMED
IRA
FREIDA
LEE
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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Author
Charles Busch

Charles Busch

Charles Busch is the author and star of such plays as The Divine Sister, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset and Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, which ran five years and is one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. His play The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife ran for 777 performances on Broadway and won Mr. Busch the Outer Circle Critics John Gassner Award and received a Tony ... view full profile

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