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The Banana Monologues

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The Banana Monologues, Theatre Row/Acorn Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Theatre Row/Acorn Theatre

410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

1hr. 20mins
0 Intermissions
Important Dates
Jun 13, 2013
Jun 24, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
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A penetratingly funny new comedy inspired by a true love story.


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What Is the Story of The Banana Monologues?
The humorous one-man show tells the story of Gus Weiderman, a man in a challenging long-distance relationship with his girlfriend, Alexis. While Gus knows that Alexis might not be the girl for him, his “banana,” nicknamed Sergeant Johnson, refuses to break up with her. As Alexis begins fighting with Gus and finding solace in her best friend Darby, Gus tries to break up, but his sergeant won’t budge. Will Gus finally regain control of his life, or will he forever be a slave to his “banana”?

Critics’ Reviews

Brennan, who accurately describes himself as 'a poor man’s Patrick Swayze,' is an engaging, energetic performer who gets as many laughs from his awkward, white-guy disco dancing as his one-liners.

Review by Frank Scheck from The New York Post

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What Is The Banana Monologues Like?
Featuring a large, multi-platform set that is used as a gym, a restaurant, a beach and of course, a bedroom, Banana star and co-writer John R. Brennan plays quadruple duty, playing Gus, Alexis, Darby and Sargent Johnson. Raunchy one-liners are peppered throughout the performance, and audience participation invites patrons to get in on the naughty jokes. But the show, clocking in at 80 minutes with no intermission, has very few risqué moments—mostly, The Banana Monologues is the story of a man trying to sort out his feelings of love and lust.

Is The Banana Monologues Good For Kids?
What, are you crazy?