sturm and durang 

Short Summary

Sturm and Durang is a collection of four short comedic works by the American playwright Christopher Durang. In the play Mrs. Sorken, a slightly scattered Connecticut housewife gives us a slightly ramblinglecture on drama and the theater. In Funeral Parlor, Susan must contend with a decidedly odd man who has shown up at her husband’s funeral. In a crazy spoof of such American plays as “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” and “The Iceman Cometh,” Desire, Desire, Desire presents an insane mash-up that is part Tennesse Williams and part slapstick insane asylum. The final play is Medea, a twisted send up of the Greek tragedy, where the sarcastic Greek chorus sing southern songs and an angel needs a ladder.