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The Happy Ones

The Happy Ones

by: Julie Marie Myatt

by: Julie Marie Myatt

Overview

Orange County, California, 1975. For Walter Wells, it's the happiest place on earth. He has a beautiful wife. Two great kids. A house with a pool. Contentment. Until fate strikes a devastating blow, leaving Walter with no reason to put the pieces of his life back together. He resists attempts to help, especially the unexpected — and unwanted — offer from a Vietnamese refugee named Bao Ngo, who bears his own sadness. Then, across a cultural divide, Walter and Bao find a game to share, a song, a meal and then a way back in this uplifting — and surprisingly funny — play by a rising star in American theatre.

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Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Julie Marie Myatt

Julie Marie Myatt’s play, Someday, about reproductive rights in Los Angeles, was commissioned by Cornerstone Theatre Company and recently premiered this June as part of their 3-year Justice Cycle. Her play Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in February ...

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