Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room
(Included in the volume DURANG/DURANG)
THE STORY: BUSINESS LUNCH AT THE RUSSIAN TEA ROOM. Chris, a writer, has a business meeting at the Russian Tea Room with a new Hollywood hotshot, Melissa. At the Tea Room, Melissa pitches insane ideas to Chris who can't wait to just leave this meeting. Once home, he tries so hard to write up the idea of a priest and a rabbi who fall in love (and other complications) that they appear to him to help him through.
"If you need a break from serious drama, the place to go is Christopher Durang's silly, funny, over-the-top sketches, DURANG DURANG." —TheaterWeek. "With the help of Mr. Durang, the fine art of parody has returned to theater in a production you can sink teeth and mind into, while also laughing like an idiot. Parody of this comic verve is as much fun as the sort of marvelous party Noel Coward once sang about. I couldn't have enjoyed it more." —NY Times.