Christopher Ferdinand Durang (born January 2, 1949) is an American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. His work was especially popular in the 1980s.
Durang was born in Montclair, New Jersey, the son of Patricia Elizabeth, a secretary, and architect Francis Ferdinand Durang, Jr. He grew up in Berkeley Heights.
His work often deals critically with issues of child abuse, Roman Catholic dogma and culture, and homosexuality.
His plays have been performed nationwide, including on Broadway and Off-Broadway. His works include Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Beyond Therapy, Baby With the Bathwater, The Nature and Purpose of the Universe, Titanic, A History of the American Film, The Idiots Karamazov, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Laughing Wild, 'Dentity Crisis, The Actor's Nightmare, The Vietnamization of New Jersey, Betty's Summer Vacation, Adrift in Macao, Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge, Miss Witherspoon, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them, and a collection of one-act parodies meant to be performed in one evening entitled Durang/Durang that includes "Mrs. Sorken", "For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls" (a parody of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams), "A Stye Of the Eye", "Nina in the Morning", "Wanda's Visit", and "Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room".
|Beyond Therapy||First Avenue Playhouse||8/3/2012|
|Miss Witherspoon||Theater Project||4/12/2012|
|Beyond Therapy||Chatham Players||5/6/2011|
|The Funeral Parlor||Café Theatre||7/17/2008|
|Miss Witherspoon||First Avenue Playhouse||4/6/2007|
|Beyond Therapy||Studio Players||1/12/2007|
|Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You||Circle Players||1/5/2007|
|Laughing Wild||Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre||11/5/2004|
|Betty's Summer Vacation||Theater Project||8/5/2004|
|The Actor's Nightmare||Bergen County Players||5/16/2004|
|Beyond Therapy||Brundage Park Playhouse||5/7/2004|
|Naomi In The Living Room||The Conservatory Players||2/21/2003|
|The Actor's Nightmare||The Conservatory Players||2/21/2003|
|Desire, Desire, Desire||The Conservatory Players||2/21/2003|
|For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls||The Conservatory Players||2/21/2003|
|Beyond Therapy||East Brunswick Community Players||7/19/2002|
|Baby with the Bathwater||Brundage Park Playhouse||9/14/2001|
|Baby with the Bathwater||Cabaret Theatre||4/18/2001|