Americana Absurdum

Author: Brian Parks

Americana Absurdum

Description: An antic black comedy composed of two related plays, “Vomit and Roses” and “Wolverine Dream.”
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1997
Date Added: 6/15/2011
Content Advisory: Suitable for audiences 16 and over
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
3 Females, 7 Males

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Keywords: Comedy · Death and the Afterlife · Large Cast Size · Many Locations · Meta · Mostly Male Characters · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Satire/Parody

This play is in the following collections: FringeNYC 1997-1999 · Indie Theater Now

Original Production Information

Americana Absurdum was first presented by The Present Company, as part of the New York International Fringe Festival in 1997 at the Milagro Theatre, with the following cast and credits:

Cast: David Calvitto, Leslie Farrell, Jody Lambert, Jackie Lucid, Del Pentecost, Jeff Ricketts, Chris Sorensen, Paul Urcioli, Nancy Walsh, Rik Walter

Director: John Clancy