Escape From Happiness, the second show of Fritz Theatre's 1999-2000 season, ends its scheduled run Dec. 5 at the company's Gaslamp Quarter venue. Written by the Canadian playwright George Walker, Escape From Happiness is a dark comedy dealing with a "stew of dire circumstance, black humor, violence, emotional precariousness and social indictment" (Theatre Magazine). Karin Williams directs a cast that includes Bonnie Stone, Carol Abney, Jessica Drizd, DeNae Winesette, Sean Quinn, Dale Morris, Romney Robinson, Malcolm Danoff, Mark Petrich and Dave Lamb. The stage manager is Nicole Brondstetter.The Fritz Theatre is located at 420 Third Ave. For tickets and information on Escape From Happiness, which started Nov. 4, call (619) 233-7505.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent