Mr. Happiness is the curtain raiser for The Water Engine. This short play takes place in a 1930s radio station. A prim, sincere, advice-to-the-lovelorn personality answers – by some magical exposition of instant radio – the letters people have written him. In an unctuous, urbane voice, “Mr. Happiness” solves everyone’s problems in the style of a 1930s radio and newspaper Miss Lonelyhearts.
Published with The Water Engine.
"Extraordinary… verbal brilliance." - The New York Times
"A vivid theatrical experience." - New York Daily News
- Minimum Fee: $45 per performance
$75 with companion piece
- All Male
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
Premiered on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre on March 6, 1978.