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“The Marriage of Bette and Boo” at Black Box Theatre

"The Marriage of Bette and Boo," the story of one family's struggles through the ups and downs of life, is on stage through Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts on campus. Details...

A photo from the marriage of bette and booOne of playwright Christopher Durang’s most acclaimed works, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo,” will continue through Saturday at Elon’s Black Box Theatre.

Considered one of Durang’s funniest plays, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” follows one couple’s marriage through better and worse, as they struggle to raise a son without lowering their expectations of one another and of life. Through it all, their wildly eccentric extended families simultaneously support and smother them. Skillfully weaving the tragic and comic together, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” is filled with fast-paced, lacerating humor, but it is also touching and ultimately about forgiveness.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 31-Saturday, Feb. 3. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday.

Reservations are highly recommended and will be taken on the 24-hour Black Box reservation phone line at (336) 278-5650. Seats are $12 each or free for those with valid Elon identification.