GREAT MOMENTS IN BACON DRAMA

November 11, 2010 5:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

 

Hello, culture lovers. Please cease the rattling of your programs, and if you’d like to enjoy a cough drop or lozenge, why not unwrap it now?

Thank you. We draw our attention today to Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette and Boo. American playwright Durang is the author of many popular plays, but Marriage is considered by many his finest work. Loosely biographical about the playwright’s parents and presented in 33 scenes that are variously comedic and dramatic, the 1985 play won a number of Obie awards and garnered critical praise such as this quote from the New Yorker: “Christopher Durang, the humorist and satirist, has rarely written anything funnier or more serious than his mordant comedy The Marriage of Bette and Boo.”

And why does this cross the threshold of our bacon consciousness? Because of the Act 2 monologue in which Father Donnally impersonates bacon frying in a pan. Below, find an excerpt from the script, and a YouTube clip capturing this crowd-pleasing moment:


 

Thank you. Please file out quietly.


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