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TO AUG. 21

Christopher Durang has got to be the only American playwright to combine a story about incest aboard the Titanic with a fake birth involving “mirrors and slices of white bread” (Titanic). While his mother was dying, he created a play about an unhinged nun (Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You). And when his friends all started seeing shrinks, he devised his own form of counseling, which involved “heavy drugs and pick[ing] up prostitutes,” out of which came his Broadway hit Beyond Therapy. Though he’s modern theater’s spikiest parodist, Durang’s works have rarely found commercial success. Nonetheless, they tend to attract a following. (Of course, having Sigourney Weaver as a close friend helps.) This month, include among his fans the Purchased Experiences Don’t Count Theatre Company, which is staging a Durang fest, appropriately titled “DURANGED.” The series promises “approximately 784 of Christopher Durang’s short pieces” (Jennifer Morris in The Book of Leviticus Show is pictured), including John and Mary Doe and The Hardy Boys and the Mystery of Where Babies Come From. Just what is the Purchased Experiences Don’t Count Theatre Company? It was founded by “theatre professionals” Dan Brick and Heather Pagella, and for this production, its honchos include Cherry Red Productions artistic director Ian Allen, erstwhile Theatre Conspiracy artistic director Jennifer Ambrosino, and D.C. theater denizen Lofty Durham. “DURANGED”—all 784 plays of it—begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday to Tuesday, to Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Source Theatre, 1835 14th St. NW. $9.99 (202) 298-1098. (Robin Dougherty)