The Duck Variations

By David Mamet

Directed by Betty Diamond

This play dramatizes the old adage that people who talk the most with authority about something are the ones most likely to know the least about it. Two old men discuss the ways of ducks and life, making observations that are profoundly hilarious.

Two elderly men sit on a park bench talking about the ducks, but their simple musings eventually turn to the meaning of life, the nature of knowledge, and the need for companionship. Written while Mamet was an undergraduate student at Goddard University, The Duck Variations was a popular success, and is considered to have established its author as a playwright of note.

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI

Performances: January 3-12, 2008

Performance Times: Performance Dates Thursday, January 3rd - 8:00PM Friday, January 4th - 8:00PM Saturday, January 5th - 4:00PM Saturday, January 5th - 8:00PM Thursday, January 10th - 8:00PM Friday, January 11th - 8:00PM Saturday, January 12th - 4:00PM Saturday, January 12th - 8:00PM

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