ALL OUR HAPPY DAYS ARE STUPID

All Our Happy Days Are Stupid


Suburban Beast is proud to announce that All Our Happy Days Are Stupid, by internationally celebrated Canadian writer Sheila Heti, will be presented by McSweeney's at The Kitchen in New York City, from February 16 - 28, 2015.

The premiere production in Toronto ran from October 24 - November 3 at Videofag. The production was nominated for 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards in the Independent Theatre Division: Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play (Sheila Heti), Outstanding Ensemble, and Outstanding Scenic Design (Rae Powell).

ALL OUR HAPPY DAYS ARE STUPID 

Written by Sheila Heti, with songs by Dan Bejar 
Directed by Jordan Tannahill with Erin Brubacher
Producer, Renna Reddie
Stage Manager, Laura Hendrickson
Set Designer, Rae Powell
Lighting Designer, Zack Russell
Costume Designer, Jordan Tannahill
Carpenter, Ben Carson
Featuring: Erin Brubacher, Alexander Carson, Henri Faberge, Nick Hune-Brown, Kayla Lorette, Becky Johnson, Jon McCurley, Michael McManus, Meghan Swaby, Naomi Skwarna, Anne Wessels, Carl Wilson and Lorna Wright, with Nancy Bocock.
All Our Happy Days are Stupid, Heti's uproarious play with songs by Dan Bejar (Destroyer) is an irreverent and gut-punching critique of the pursuit of happiness. The play's surreal narrative follows The Oddis and the Sings, two families on vacation in Paris, France. But far from the blissful respite they seek, their holidays become their undoing. Heti's struggle to write this infamously 'unproduceable' play over the past ten years is one of the central plot-lines in her internationally heralded novel How Should a Person Be?, which David Haglund of the New York Times called "Funny...odd, original, and nearly unclassifiable...unlike any novel I can think of."
 
MEDIA 
"Sheila Heit's infamously impossible play finally finds it's joyful, bizarre feet" - 4 stars, Torontoist
"All Our Happy Days Are Stupid has a masterful comic creation in Ms. Oddi, played with grotesque glamour by Skwarna" - 3/4 stars, J Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail 
"Heti’s script creates interesting and exciting tensions, and Tannahill’s homespun production holds it all together" - Mark Mann, Artinfo 
"I could go on and on about how excellent the performances were and how much I enjoyed the play" - Alexandra Molotkow, Hazlitt 
For Pictures or Interviews please contact: Renna Reddie, Producer, renna.reddie@gmail.com
For Images of Sheila Heti please download them from her official Google Folder here: http://www.sheilaheti.net/formedia.html