2016.2017: The Pursuit of Happiness
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. –George Bernard Shaw
From coming of age to young love and mid-life crisis, we all learn and grow from our life experiences and hope to find happiness along the way. This collection of LIVE Theatre adds humor, fantasy and drama on the journey to a fulfilled life.
The Autumn Garden, a drama with humor, sharpness, integrity and toughness, is set at an annual reunion of old acquaintances in their 40s who reflect on their misspent lives, paralyzing regrets and realization that life isn’t what everyone thought it would be. It is about being honest with yourself and creating an identity that you can live with.
Pippin, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, is a hard-driving musical fable following the young prince Pippin in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. From the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power, he finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but in the ordinary every day moments.
Almost, Maine is a series of nine amiably absurdist and whimsical vignettes about love laced with magic realism, uncanny coincidences, metaphors taken literally and idioms come to life. In the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine, the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above as residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.
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