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The Happy Sad

ISBN: 978-0-8222-3092-2
Full Length, Drama
4 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 7, Flexible Set


FEE: $100 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: A CD containing the original music by The Avon Barksdale is required for production. The cost is $35.00, plus shipping and handling. The nonprofessional fee for the use of this music is $20.00 per performance.
THE STORY: Armed with art and flowers, Stan brunches with his girlfriend Annie only to discover that she wants to take a break. Aaron suggests to his boyfriend Marcus that they make a change in their long-term relationship. In a city with too many options, the lives of these two couples become intertwined when Stan and Marcus meet online and hook up. THE HAPPY SAD is a comedy with songs that tackles open relationships, sexual confusion and figuring out what you really want from life.
"Ken Urban’s theatre work keeps on getting better and better. THE HAPPY SAD is an entertaining, provocative and thoughtful look at twenty/thirty-something angst. It's a study of several relationships and of the accommodations people make to hold them together. There's wisdom here and wit." —Martin Denton, "Urban is brilliant, provocative and gushing with talent!" —OC Weekly.