Christopher Durang's subversive, darkly comic play is about an innocuous summer vacation. An unsparing portrait of a culture obsessed with self-importance, consumption, and the media, Betty's Summer Vacation will make you laugh, cringe, and question society's values — if not your own.
"The inspiration behind Betty's Summer Vacation is the way that television turns people into tabloid junkies. The lurid quality of the spectacles played out on television blur the line between fiction and reality, creating a voyeurism that is part of the fascination. However, I think the play strikes a balance that is thought-provoking and objective. Betty's Summer Vacation contains a lot of dark humor. Those of you who appreciate satire — and who like to mix serious topics and comedy — can expect to be challenged, and to walk away with new insights into what makes us tick as a culture." - Christopher Durang, playwright