Laughing Wild shows us different perspectives of two troubled people trying to live in the chaos of New York City. Act One shows us the Woman, a disturbed individual prone to violent outbursts about people she hates like Sally, Jesse, Rapheal and Mother Theresa. She struggles for peace in her life, and wishes that people would understand her unique perspective. Act Two tells us about the Man, a truly anxious but kind person who is comically failing at shifting his personality to a positive perspective through affirmations and meditation. Hilarity ensues in Act Three when these two meet in a subconscious reality of overlapping dreams. Laughing Wild is a hysterical and unusual show that examines people’s quest for happiness in a heightened reality.
“Mr. Durang is one of the funniest men in the world, able to make the audience laugh out loud time and time again, taking us by surprise with his one-of-a-kind jokes and relentless bitter satire.” ( The New Yorker)