Life is fraught with tragedy—but often that’s its comedy. If you can find the humor in the sad world around
you, then you and playwright Christopher Durang should probably hang out sometime. Durang, after all, wrote The Marriage
of Bette and Boo, a story that follows a boy through his painful childhood, painful adolescence, and painful adulthood—and
leaves audiences in stitches by its end.
The play’s title refers to its opening, when a young couple marries. By its end, they’ve split and left a
trail of emotional destruction in their wake, which their son had the bad fortune of being born into. It’s a cathartic
story, one that doesn’t bat an eye at dysfunction within families, but accepts that not all the tears those families
shed are from sadness.
The Marriage of Bette and Boo tickets certainly aren’t going
to be appreciated by every theater fan, but for those with a taste for biting irony, you’ll find an evening’s
entertainment seeing a local production of this awesome play. Don’t miss out on theater
tickets, which are available for purchase on this page.