Craig Lucas Dark Comedy

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Comedy has been and always will be a classic genre of books, music, movies, and staged theatrical productions. Reckless by Craig Lucas is an example of a successful attempt at dark comedy. It makes light of hired assassinations, murder, accidental killing, and human psychology. I found this play to be hilarious. It reminded me of one of my favorite mottos: if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry. But what is it about this play that makes the comedy so successful? What occurs throughout the course of the play is so absurd that it is reminiscent of a bad dream. How could an audience feel connected to this play enough to be invested in it? This bad dream quality of this play, even though it is most certainly heightened, works for dark comedy because

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