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The World of Extreme Happiness

The World of Extreme Happiness

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Off-Broadway – New York City Center Stage I

“An odyssey through contemporary China.” – The New York Times

“EYE-OPENING.” –NY1 

“FASCINATING and PROVOCATIVE.” – TheaterMania 

From the 2014-15 Season

Final performance was March 29th, 2015

World premiere play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
Directed by Eric Ting

with Francis Jue, Telly Leung, Jennifer Lim, Jo Mei, James Saito, Sue Jin Song

Unwanted from the moment she’s born, Sunny is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a grueling factory as a stepping stone to untold opportunities. When fate casts her as a company spokeswoman at a sham PR event, Sunny’s bright outlook starts to unravel in a series of harrowing and darkly comic events, as she begins to question a system enriching itself by destroying its own people.

Critically acclaimed when it debuted in a workshop production at London’s National Theatre, THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS makes its world premiere in a co-production with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. “Hard-hitting and bruisingly funny” (Time Out London), this epic new drama by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig is as fierce and unflinching as the world it examines. Eric Ting directs.

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