As previously announced, Liz Diamond will direct Lucinda Cox's dark comedy that earned critical acclaim at London's National Theatre earlier this year. An opening night has been set for Oct. 30, and the production will continue through Nov. 15.
The American debut will feature Kelly AuCoin (Julius Caesar), Mary Bacon (Rock 'n' Roll), Brian Keane (Cyrano de Bergerac), David Andrew Macdonald (Coram Boy), Joan MacIntosh (Orpheus Descending), Quentin Maré (Rock 'n' Roll) and Katharine Powell (The Farnsworth Invention).
Designing Happy Now? are Sarah Pearline (set design), Heidi Hanson (costume design), Matt Frey (lighting design), David Budries (sound design) and fight director David DeBesse.
Press notes for Happy Now? state, "A chance encounter at a hotel plays upon Kitty's mind as she struggles to balance personal freedom with family life, fidelity and a demanding job. Her husband is more interested in misplaced apostrophes than in their marriage, her parents are looking down the barrel of oblivion, and although she toys with the idea of joining a gym, Kitty's running out of time for big changes."
Tickets are available by visiting www.yalerep.org, by calling (203) 432-1234 or by visiting the Yale Rep box office (1120 Chapel Street). *
Yale Repertory Theatre is a leading professional American theatre dedicated to "the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics that make immediate connections to contemporary audiences." James Bundy is artistic director; Victoria Nolan is managing director.