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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  151 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Two years after "Fuddy Meers" floored both audiences and critics, David Lindsay-Abaire followed up his debut hit with "Wonder of the World," and had critics searching for new superlatives. The New York production featured knockout performances by Sarah Jessica Parker and Amy Sedaris. Ben Brantley, in the "New York Times" wrote "clearly, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire hasn't lost his p ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 26th 2002 by Overlook Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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I think this book can let people see that things aren’t always easy in the married world and there will be times that things don’t go the way we want them to. It’s never an easy world and when you throw marriage issues in the middle it makes it worse. Leaving isn’t always the best option either though, and help from people such as a counselor for marriage would definitely help The worse part of the book in my opinion would have to be the fact that the sailor killed himself trying to save the on ...more
Jan 01, 2012 Tung rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I am a massive fan of Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer-winning play "Rabbit Hole", and was looking forward to reading his earlier works. Wonder of the World was written 5 years before "Rabbit Hole" and received some acclaim, even opening in Manhattan with Sarah Jessica Parker and Amy Sedaris in the cast. Wonder of the World derives its name from Niagara Falls, where the majority of the play takes place. A woman named Cass discovers a dark secret about her husband Kip that causes her to leave him and fl ...more
I had so much fun playing the part of Cass when my college produced this show. There are so many options and opportunities for actors to explore and grow with their characters. It is a challenging but very rewarding show to be a part of!
Heather Miller
I have performed several scenes from this play in various scene studies ckasses. This is a real work of genius. Funny, quirky, downright strange, and poignant, ONE DAY I WILL DO THIS SHOW.
Funny, but a little fluffy.
Brandon Leighton
If you enjoy dark, absurdist comedies - think Christopher Durang - then you will enjoy this play. Not brilliant, but definitely an enjoyable read.
Didn't like this as much as Kimberly Akimbo, but still hilarious. Laughed out loud a few times. To be picky there were a couple of clunkers that surprised me and the ending was bit weak or I was too tired and trying to finish up the play before I went to sleep.
Dec 12, 2011 Darius rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Darius by: Elizabeth Mestnik
Great visual comedy framed by nicely honest confusion, then conclusion about leaving one's life and partner.
laugh out loud funny. probably funnier than funny meers. but i was left wonder what the point of it all was.
Similar in style to Fuddy Meers. Witty and fun but not fabulous.
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David Lindsay-Abaire is an American playwright and lyricist. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play, Rabbit Hole.
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