THE STORY: Lucy is a four-year-old girl with a very active imagination. Unfortunately, her imaginary friend Mr. Marmalade doesn’t have much time for her. Not to mention he beats up his personal assistant, has a cocaine addiction, and a penchant for pornography and very long dildos. Larry, her only real friend, is the youngest suicide attempt in the history of New Jersey. MR. MARMALADE is a savage black comedy about what it takes to grow up in these difficult times.
“…exhilarating…alternately hilarious and heartbreaking…through the alchemy of Haidle’s scintillating style.” —The New Yorker. “Haidle’s fertile imagination has produced a world in which…reality and fantasy collide and intertwine…[A] roller-coaster saga…MR. MARMALADE marks its author…as a name to watch in the future.” —LA Times (Titus). “…slyly amusing, envelope-pushing…Haidle has the courage of his convictions, which he has demonstrated in a mature and accomplished play…extraordinary…” —L. A. Times (Miller). “Haidle [has] an Albee–like bent for creating character capable of both kindness and cruelty…a poignant story [that] runs the gamut from hilarious to heartbreaking…” —Orange County Register.