The Tale of the Allergist's Wife


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photo by Joan Marcus

New York Times


Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged Upper West Side Doctor’s wife, is devoted to mornings at the  Whitney, afternoons at MOMA and 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 and somewhat mysterious childhood friend.

“Uproarious, “The Allergist’s Wife” earns its wall-to-wall laughs.” “Mr. Busch has swum straight into the mainstream and stays comfortably afloat there.” 
          Ben Brantley, New York Times

“An intelligently funny and satirically relevant uptown comedy.” John Simon, New York Magazine
“Charles Busch comes of age as a comic playwright of the first rank.”
          New York Daily News


Presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer; Carole Shorenstein Hays, Daryl Roth, Stuart  Thompson and Douglas S. Cramer.  Written by Charles Busch, directed by Lynne Meadow, set design by Santo Loquasto, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Bruce Ellman and Brian Ronan, technical supervisor, Gene O'Donovan, production stage manager, William Joseph Barnes, casting Nancy Piccone and David Caparelliotis, press representative Boneau/Bryan-Brown, MTC associate artistic director, Michael Bush.


Linda Lavin, Tony Roberts, Michele Lee, Shirl Bernheim, Anil Kumar

Stock and amateur rights are not available at the moment but will be through Samuel  French, Inc. 45 West 25th Street, NY, NY 10010. For all other inquiries, please contact Marc Glick, Glick and Weintraub, 1501 Broadway, suite 2401, NY, NY 10036

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