THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
In CO-PRODUCTION WITH SIS PRODUCTIONS
Written by Francis Cowhig
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
When Sunny is born in rural China, her parents leave her in a slop bucket to die because she's a girl. She survives, and at 14 leaves for the city, where she works a low-paying factory job and attends self-help classes to improve her chances at securing a coveted office position. When Sunny's attempts to pull herself out of poverty lead to dire consequences for a fellow worker, she is forced to question the system she's spent her life trying to master - and stand up against the powers that be.Savage, tragic and desperately funny, The World of Extreme Happiness is a stirring examination of a country in the midst of rapid change, and individuals struggling to shape their own destinies.
October 13 – November 5, 2017
2 hours (with one 15 minute intermission)
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Seattle Public Theater presents The World of Extreme Happiness in cooperation with SIS Productions.