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Bad Habits - Full Length Play, Comedy

Bad Habits

Terrence McNally

Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822214359

Winner of the Obie Award. First an Off-Broadway hit, and then successfully transferred to Broadway, this pair of brilliantly satirical plays offers a biting and hilarious study of events in two very singular sanitariums. "…really funny…goes to prove …

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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In the first play, Dunelawn, we are in an expensive retreat for the unhappily married, where the wheel-chaired director, Dr. Pepper, dispenses a definitely unique sort of marital guidance. His theory includes complete indulgence in such "bad habits" as smoking, drinking and sexual promiscuity—which seems to work wonders for his patients, whose wacky case histories are each examined in hilarious detail. In the second play, RAVENSWOOD, the approach is quite the opposite. Here the saintly Dr. Toynbee injects his straitjacketed charges with tranquilizing drugs to calm such urges—but again the catalogue of aberrations revealed in his patients is subjected to close, and enormously funny, scrutiny. Both plays can be performed by the same cast, as each calls for 6 men and 2 women.
"Winner of the Obie Award. First an Off-Broadway hit, and then successfully transferred to Broadway, this pair of brilliantly satirical plays offers a biting and hilarious study of events in two very singular sanitariums. "…really funny…goes to prove that laughter is the best medicine." —NY Times. "Terrence McNally gets funnier and funnier. His BAD HABITS is a twin bill and it's funny enough for two theatres." —NY Daily News. "…the best comedy so far this season…" —Variety. "…inspired madness of the highest order." —Cue Magazine.
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6m, 2f

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Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally's most recent collaboration is the book for The Visit at Arlington's Signature Theatre with score by John Kander and Fredd Ebb. His most recent play Unusual Acts of Devotion premiered at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2008. His play Deuce played on Broadway in the 2006-2007 season. His play Some Men premiered in the 2007 season at Second Stage Theatre. Mr. McNally also ... view full profile

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