Laughing Wild PosterBy Christopher Durang

Directed by: Jennifer Epps

                   Karen Morton

                   Craig Mason             

Performances: March 25-28, 1992

Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building

Christopher Durang's hilarious pay explores the dangers and thrills of modern American life. A woman starts the play with an insane monologue revealing her deepest frustrations in life - waiting in line, Sally Jesse Raphael, and men who stand in front of the tuna section in the supermarket. Next a man appears telling his stories of exasperation with the Catholic Church, sexual matters and finding meaning to life. For the third and last portion of the play, the man and woman come together to act out six brilliantly funny versions of their dreams.

The University of Waterloo Drama Department's production featured two fourth year drama students. Karen Morton had received praise for her comic roles in Vanities, Single and Sexy, and Tartuffe. Craig Mason made audiences laugh with his roles in Romeo and Juliet, Tartuffe and The Taming of the Shrew.


Woman - Karen Morton

Man - Craig Mason

Little Girl - Pamela Weeks

Creative Team

Directors – Jennifer Epps, Karen Morton, Craig Mason

Set Design – Stephen Degenstein

Costume Design – Jocelyne Sobeski

Lighting Design – Terry Tremeer

Production Team

Producer – Pamela Weeks   

Stage Manger - Todd Rythman

Assistant Stage Manager – Kim Powell

Supervisor – Joel Greenberg

Publicity – Joyce Hahn

Photography – Dave Thomson

Props Mistress – Lynn Gibson

Costume Mistress -Deborah Hebbleaite

Sound – Morley Howell

Lighting Board/ Master Electrician – Geoffrey Wells

Master Carpenter – Mary Moore

Assistant Lighting Designer/ Carp – David James

Running Crew – Chad Cronkwright, Richard Karhu, Kim Powell

Special Thanks

Doug Ewing

Zehrs (Beechwood)

Joel Greenberg

Drama 244 Class

Grad Club

Dave Thomson

Cheryl Ewing (Starlight Theatre)

Merle Dickerson

Ken Winter (Tarragon Theatre)

Feds Hall

Mike Poole

Tom Kelly

Ian Graham


Arts Student Union

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