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Absurd Person Singular
Absurd Person Singular
Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Script of Stage Play. — Take three couples made up of the following individuals: a housewife who'd rather clean her kitchen than do anything else; her husband, a wheeler-dealer who social climbs his way to business success; an architect whose buildings have a history of collapsing; his wife, who has a penchant for attempting suicide in front of w...  more »
ISBN: 312009
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 107

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Publisher: Nelson Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Ayckbourn is billed as Britains answer to Neil Simon. Actually, this play is funnier than anything Simon ever dreamed of. (Pardon my faulty grammar!) Three couples host party every Christmas and every Christmas everything goes awry. This is a behind the scene look from the kitchen of the hosting couple. So here we have a sampler of Christmas over and done with, Christmas now and yet unfinished, and Christmas yet to come: each zanier than the last, although my vote is for the second act.