The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4
by Sue Townsend
Directed by Cindy Gold
@ The Athenaeum Theatre (May 2001)
* Midwest Premiere
British author-playwright Sue Townsend pulls the wry wisdom out of the mouths of babes, spices it with fiery irony and lets her hapless but very centered adolescent swirl it around his braces before spitting it out in boldly literate doses. “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4,” Townsend’s adaptation of her popular series of books featuring the precocious title journal keeper, pokes holes in society’s moral fiber of decency while tossing out some devilishly hilarious observations of adults’ rampant self-absorption.