The Happiest Years

by  William Roerick, Thomas Coley

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 5f

"Leaves a taste in the mouth like mint leaves. A hit and you can quote us [...]" - Albany Times Union

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Produced at the Lyceum Theatre, New York, with Peggy Wood in the starring role. This is a warm and friendly family comedy of contemporary American life, which John Chapman in the New York Daily News termed "a cheerful play, dandy for summer stock." It deals with a veteran back at a small midwestern college, living with his wife's family. The central character is the well meaning mother-in-law who mistakenly decides he is interested in a girl student with whom he works. Her efforts to save her daughter's marriage, plus the arrival of relatives whom Richard Watts of the New York Post called "among the most engaging People of the Recent Theatre," make for a delightful evening with a memorably hilarious second act curtain. Although in the third act the mother discovers that she was wrong, the result of the confusion is that the young couple learn an important lesson on how to get along together.
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"Leaves a taste in the mouth like mint leaves. A hit and you can quote us [...]" - Albany Times Union

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