With a title like A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, Halley Feiffer’s play definitely attracts your attention.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City is an extremely good piece, but its failure to be even edgier and dangerous lies in the fact you can spot both these coming too early in the proceedings.
Written by Halley Feiffer and directed by Bethany Pitts, it’s fair to say that A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City is dark, even for a black comedy.
At first glance, I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard appears to be a somewhat self-indulgent glance into the life of David, an egotistical celebrated playwright complaining about a ‘hard done by’ life, whilst surrounded by a lavish and modern apartment, with a long standing marriage and a loving daughter.
Adrian Lukis and Jill Winternitz star in the UK premiere of Halley Feiffer’s I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard, opening at London’s Finborough Theatre in February.
The Finborough Theatre’s new Spring Season features three rediscoveries from Arthur Miller, BS Johnson and Victorian theatrical revolutionary T. W. Robertson, and three brand new plays including Carmen Nasr’s Dubailand.