Hollywood Minute

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In this never-before-published curtain raiser, the master satirist (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Beyond Therapy, and Titanic: A History of the American Film) sets his sights on the phenomenon of television entertainment news.

Christopher Durang’s plays include Titanic: A History of the American Film (1974), Beyond Therapy, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You (1981), The Marriage of Bette and Boo (1985), Betty’s Summer Vacation (1999), Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them (2009), and Turning Off the Morning News (2018). He is also a screenwriter and co-chairs the playwriting department at New York’s Juilliard School. Durang’s 2013 comedy, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 2006 for Miss Witherspoon (2005), Durang was presented with the first Luminary Award from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards in 2010 for his work in Off-Off-Broadway. In 2012, he was awarded the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.