EBOOK or PDF (Fuddy Meers) author David Lindsay–Abaire
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Really Great Roles For Character great roles for character I laughed continuously from beginning to endI m not sure exactly what kind of audience it is written for though I could see a college or university audience laughing at a lot of the frank observations of reality the drug humour the sloppy violence What do you et when you have a person who wakes up completely forgetting everything from before a thief with a lisp a blind eye and deaf in one ear a Stretching Lessons: The Daring that Starts from Within grandmother with a stroke a dumb criminal who talks through a hand puppet and horrible secrets Youet a David Lindsay Abaire play that s what you Call the Next Witness getFuddy Meers takes all of these elements and tries to tie them together piece by piece in the midst of strong feelings of hatred from lots of the characters That is weet madcap energy mixed with pain and longing with a healthy dollop of eneral confusion all meant to elicit laughter and tears Well laughter definitely this is the in spite of what s actually happening I m
laughing type of laughter too Tears heart string pulls not so much type of laughter too Tears heart string pulls not so much s too much wild and crazy and not enough down to earth time I mean even though the Jeff character from Kimberly Akimbo had his idiosyncrasies and a crazy family he was still able to act as a center of ravity along with the titular character in that play For Fuddy Meers though our lead character doesn t know what is Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology going on and weet the rest of the play from her perspective weird sound effects coming out of the recesses of her mind trying to balance the multitude of lies from the convoluted truths that can never just be said and a constant disorientation like looking in a Funhouse Mirror that actually prevents the reader maybe not the audience but definitely the reader from etting an emotional connection to the craziness Anyway I would watch this play But that s about it FWow what a roller coaster of a play The action is high and the plot is compelling
the entire time When the situation wasn t dire there was just brief HYSTERICAL character exposition Throughout the entire entire time When the situation wasn t dire there was just brief HYSTERICAL character exposition Throughout the entire the reader has to figure out what the HECK is oing on and who the HELL these people are there are hilarious characters one of whom is a limping disfigured but enthusiastic man who speaks with a very pronounced lisp one is an elderl. When Fuddy Meers opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club in the fall of 1999 it earned the kind of raves that a promising young playwright dreams about Writing in the New York Observer John Heilpern called him some kind of comic enius And after its sold out run at MTC the play moved downto. He Limping Man as he is called in the play drives Claire to her mother s house her mother had just had a stroke so when she talked you could not understand what she was saying There Claire meets Millet and his puppet Hinky Dinky The puppet has a bad pottymouth as Claire says While all this
is happening Richard sees that Claire is one He and his son o to find her While they are happening Richard sees that Claire is one He and his son o to find her While they are to find her They run into a cop who tries to arrest them Richard who has been taking martial art classes disarms her and takes her un He threatens the cop so she comes with them They continue driving with the cop Back at the house Claire is playing with Millet in the basement Claire s mother has been a pleasant backdrop to all of this Even though you cannot understand her she is funny and loving Claire s mom is actually the reason for the title Fuddy Meers She was talking to Claire about a carnival when she says Fuddy Meers meaning funny mirrors This is my favorite part At the end of the play Claire has remembered much of her past making it less confusing for me I read this in one sitting It is very scary and it kept me on my toes the whole time This was written in the form of a play so it was easier to read for me I recommend this to people who want a fast but challenging read Sam Kuntz Most plays are meant to be seen not read so it s rare for me to laugh out loud while reading one but I kept Bright College Years giggling out loud with this one The first few pages alone completelyripped me Despite the fact that it s clearly a comedy I found the last few pages very moving and sad In short this hit every note I could have asked for in a play reading experience I really hope I et the opportunity to see it live someday It s taken me far too long to revisit this play I saw it as an undergraduate and was underwhelmed by its plot while ignoring the playfulness and richness of its language As a technical example of how many different voices and translations can populate a play look no further than Fuddy Meers in all
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the funniest play i have ever seen i funniest play I have ever seen I it s almost just as ood read as seen but you ll have to let me know i m afraid it s hard to et the full effect of the hilarity of Binky the demented ex con hand puppet across. By a limping man who claims to be her brother trying to save her from her evil husband They drive to the home of her mother who has had a stroke that left her aphasic her attempt to say funny mirrors provides the play's title The ensuing mayhem is both deliriously funny and oddly touchi.
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AT LEAST TWICE I M READINGleast twice I m reading this author Awesome Play based around an amnesiac woman her forgets her life every morning when she wakes up It had a Chicago's Urban Nature: A Guide to the City's Architecture + Landscape great cast of characters most with speech impediments and a decent mystery an ex con husband whom she had poured baconrease down his ear and deformed him a pot smoking son a mom with a hugely stroke impeded enunciation issue Some decently dark humor I think this would be a ood play to see on stage Pretty funny debut play full of madcap puns and rediculous situations The character with palsy is the immick that first caused a stir but it is the slapstick and concepts that carry this work Looking forward to tracking this author s career in the coming years I am a massive fan of Lindsay Abaire s Pulitzer winning play Rabbit Hole and decided to read his earlier works Fuddy Meers is the third of his early plays that I ve read this year The plot focuses on a middle aged woman named Claire with psychogenic amnesia that is she wakes up each morning with no recollection of who she is who the people in her life are and what happened in her past This medical condition frames the structure of the entire play as the reader is left to uncover Claire s current and past lives at the same time she does We are then uickly introduced to a random set of characters in her life a man who claims to be her husband who may or may not have a dark past her 17 year old drug addict son a man who claims to be her brother who is
half blind and half deaf her mother who speaks in barely discernible English becau Fuddy Meersblind and half deaf her mother who speaks in barely discernible English becau Fuddy Meers about a women named Claire Fiffle Claire has a form of amnesia The form she has makes it so every day when she wakes up she cannot remember anything from the past day At the start of the play she wakes up and her husband Richard Fiffle is standing over her He explains that she has amnesia and that every day she wakes up as a blank slate He also reveals that they have the same conversation all the time Then Richard Collections of Nothing goes to take a shower While he is doing this a man with a lisp comes to the window and convinces Claire too with him by telling her that her husband wants to kill her Wn to the Minetta Lane Theatre for an open ended commercial engagement Fuddy Meers revolves around an amnesiac Claire who wakes up every morning as a blank slate on which her family must imprint the facts of her life On this particular day the shenanigans begin with Claire being abducted.