Wonder of the World (play)
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Wonder of the World is a play by American playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Its world premiere production was at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2000, starring Sarah Jessica Parker. It was Lindsay-Abaire's second success as a playwright, following his breakout hit Fuddy Meers (which also premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club).
In the play, a woman named Cass suddenly leaves her husband (after discovering his sexual fetish involving Barbie heads), and hops a bus to Niagara Falls in search of freedom, enlightenment, and the meaning of life. She crosses paths with a blithely suicidal alcoholic, a lonely tour-boat captain, a pair of bickering private detectives, and a clown therapist, and has a strange caper involving a gargantuan jar of peanut butter.
The whimsical tone of the piece is similar to other Lindsay-Abaire plays from the same era. The romance between Chris Evans and Miranda G. is highlighted as the ideal love story in which the other characters try to duplicate.
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