The California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre and Dance has teamed up with Los Angeles Harbor College Theatre Department to present five nights of hilarious comedy from American playwright Christopher Durang in “Durang. Durang? Durang!” Performances are Nov. 18, 19, Dec 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. in the CSU Dominguez Hills University Theatre.
Finding strength to face serious situations is often inhibited by one’s fears. A playwright of often outrageous comedy, Durang transforms those fears into an absurd state through his one-act plays and dares people to simply laugh. “Durang. Durang? Durang!” is a staging of two of Durang’s one-acts. In a twist, each performance will feature a different pairing, ensuring a different comedic adventure over the five-night run.
The one-acts include: “Titanic,” where a family takes a journey aboard the famous vessel filled with mistaken identity and sometimes even mistaken sex; “The Nature and Purpose of the Universe,” which centers around a family that has more problems than they know what to do with, and they find themselves in the middle of a plot to assassinate the Pope; “Death Comes to Us All, Mary Agnes,” where a family is waiting for the head of the household to kick the bucket and leave his money to someone; and “’Dentity Crisis,” where Jane, recovering from a nervous breakdown, has trouble with what is real and what is her brother, father, grandpa or her mother’s lover. “Durang. Durang? Durang!” contains adult content and humor.
The production is being directed by CSU Dominguez Hills and LA Harbor College theater arts professor Juan Baez, with students from both campuses in the cast.
Tickets to “Durang. Durang? Durang!” are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors citizens. Group rates are available. To purchase tickets online, visit www.csudh.edu/theatre/tickets.htm. For other payment options, call the box office at (310) 243-3589 or visit www.csudh.edu/theatre.