'Dentity Crisis

Genre Comedy/Satire
Playwright Christopher Durang
Other Credits
Type One Act
Status Available (?This work is currently available for application in Australia and New Zealand subject to our standard Terms of Use.)
Setting/Staging Interior

Short Synopsis

Recovering from a nervous breakdown, Jane is nursed and nagged by her relentlessly cheerful mother, and confused by her oversexed brother—who keeps changing into her father, her grandfather and her mother's French lover. Eventually all (including Jane's psychiatrist, who undergoes a sex change operation and swaps places with his wife) change characters again and become Jane herself—leaving her with no identity at all and pointing up the near impossibility of self-identification in our uncertain times.

First presented by the Yale Repertory Theater. An inventive, antic and mercilessly revealing black comedy, which deals harshly with the pretensions of modern psychiatry. "…irreverent mixture of parody, satire, theater jokes, and nonsense." —New Haven Register. "Durang's writing is short and sharp moments of wit and hilarity." —Variety.     

Casting Information

Total: 5
Male: 2
Female: 3

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