Full Length Play
Time Period - Present Day
Settings Of Play - The Present. A hospital room somewhere in New York City.
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Audiences in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, where George C. Scott starred, applauded the comedy and the drama of Wrong Turn at Lungfish, the story of a blind and bitter college professor and his encounter with a saucy, streetwise young woman who volunteers to read to him in the hospital. The clash of intellect and wit takes the two from animosity and fear to friendship and understanding. Both come to their relationship with questions, hers dealing with her station in life and her handsome boyfriend and his about past life choices. Both leave with hopeful answers, even after the boyfriend shows up.
"Humongous laughs! Great fun.- ABC-TV
"A compassionate, humorous comedy of character with philosophical overtones and occasional excursions into profundity." - Drama Logue
"An imaginative potion of laughter, lament, and transcendence, Wrong Turn at Lungfish is a strange but inspired mix." - Hollywood Reporter
Wrong Turn at Lungfish had its world premiere at the Steppenwolf Theatre, under artistic director Randall Arney, in Chicago, IL, on June 6, 1990. The play opened in New York City at the Promenade Theatre in February 1993. Both productions were directed by author Garry Marshall.