The Tale of the Allergist's Wife

  • by Charles Busch
  • Narrated by Amy Aquino, Estelle Harris, Richard Kind, Dileep Rao, Jobeth Williams
  • 1 hrs and 54 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Raucous comedy from one of America's most outrageous playwrights! New York dilettante Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged doctor's wife, is hooked on culture - mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at MOMA, evenings at BAM. Plunged into a mid-life crisis of Medea-like proportions, she's shaken out of her lethargy by the reappearance of a fascinating childhood friend.Starring Richard Kind, Jobeth Williams, Amy Aquino, Estelle Harris, and Dileep Rao.

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Audible Editor Reviews

A middle-aged doctor's wife who's read all the hip books and seen all the trendy plays is experiencing a mid-life crisis when a childhood friend shows up at her door. The references in this novel are all of New York City. The accents are very New York, and the hypochondriac mother who lives down the hall is quintessential New York. But the laughs are universal, and the acting is superb. Amy Aquino, Richard Kind, Estelle Harris, and JoBeth Williams inhabit their characters so completely, and with such presence and expression, that listeners will feel that they're right in the story, drinking wine and discussing Nietzsche in a Manhattan condo.

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What the Critics Say

"The Allergist's Wife earns its wall-to-wall laughs." (The New York Times)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2008
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works