2020 Fourth Street, Berkley, CA 94710

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Laughing Wild

Closed April 23, 2017

At their liveliest, the monologues offer splenetic laughter, imaginatively induced

New York Times

Why See Laughing Wild?

New production

Don't miss Christopher Durang's classic tragicomedy at the Waterfront Playhouse & Conservatory. Utterly unique and hysterically funny, Laughing Wild explores a surreal meeting between two people seeking communication and connection in the overwhelming world around them in the yuppie mores of the 1980s. Amid sex, celebrity worship, crystal healing, Sally Jesse Raphael and more, Durang's retort to the madness of the Regan era is still as timely and hilarious as ever.

Fast moving, clever and totally unhinged, this mixture of surreality, insanity in the face of existential woes, brings together two lost souls in a perfect mix of comedy and drama that'll keeo you thinking and chuckling long after you leave the theatre.

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Opening night: 12 April 2017


Ages 16 and over: strong language, emotional themes, simulated gunfire, '80s references

Run time

One hour and 45 minutes with one intermission

Cast and Creative


Starring Shannon DeJong and Paul Cotten


Written by Christopher Durang
Directed by Adam Kotin
Produced by Amanda C. Peterson


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