David Lindsay-Abaire

OCCUPATION Off-Broadway playwright

GOAL In five years, to be considered a "semi-successful" playwright and to have written one movie he's proud of

QUOTE "I get my sense of structure from my dad and my sense of humor from my mother. She has a mouth like a trucker."

Actress and comic Janeane Garofalo describes David Lindsay-Abaire's work as "cleverly odd." That seems an understatement for his hit off-Broadway farce, Fuddy Meers. Its characters include a housewife whose memory is erased nightly, her jibberish-speaking mother ("fun-house mirrors" becomes in her mouth "fuddy meers"), and an escaped con with a sock puppet on his...

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