Turning Off the Morning News

Turning Off the Morning News $10.99

Christopher Durang

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 3 Female

Cliff and Salena are happily living a nice, normal life in the suburbs

But their neighbors, Jimmy and Polly, threaten to disrupt their domestic bliss

They’re sometimes a little strange - and sometimes completely unhinged

Equally unnerving and delightful, Turning Off the Morning News takes hilarious aim at the absurdity of our modern world


“[A] brilliantly acerbic, absurdist comedy … Durang’s mastery of the sabre-edged one-liner is in top form … The writing … keeps us laughing so hard that it’s easy not to notice the seriousness beneath Turning Off the Morning News. But make no mistake - this is one ballsy little play” ~ Philadelphia Magazine

Turning Off the Morning News mixes the crazy-funny and the mortally dark ... At the end, my laugh muscles were tired … and I wanted very much to see the play again” ~ The Philadelphia Inquirer

“The best absurdist art has always been that which hews closer to the real than might seem comfortable, a standard by which … Turning Off the Morning News shines … Durang has harnessed the absurd to offer a biting critique of the society that would be so quick to chuckle at his characters and their drives” ~

“This caustic comedy explores several of the playwright’s evergreen topics - religion, fractured families, and the roiling pain that hides beneath the gloss of suburban conformity - with equal measures of angst and glee … Turning Off the Morning News …unleash[es] a venom that’s toxic and irresistible” ~

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