Allergists

Allergists

"The Tale of the Allergist's Wife," is the first play written for a mainstream audience, by Charles Busch. He explores the Upper West Side milieu of aspiring intellectual and middle-aged upper class matron, Marjorie Taub, who lives with her doctor husband, Ira, in an expensively furnished condo, and spends her days and evenings pursuing culture at various museums and the theatre.

About Allergists

The Tale of the Allergist's Wife is a play by Charles Busch. In his first play written for a mainstream audience, Busch explores the Upper West Side milieu of aspiring intellectual and middle-aged upper class matron Marjorie Taub, who lives comfortably with her doctor husband Ira in an expensively furnished condo near Zabar's and spends her days and evenings pursuing culture at various museums and the theatre. Her ongoing effort to improve her mind and soul has brought Marjorie to the conclusion she never will be more than mediocre, a feeling enhanced by her elderly mother's constant complaints about her shortcomings and her husband's altruistic dedication to serving the needs of the homeless. Following an emotional outburst in a Disney Store resulting in considerable breakage, Marjorie retires to the safety of her home to wallow in a mid-life crisis.

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