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THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS

In CO-PRODUCTION WITH SIS PRODUCTIONS

 
 
 

Written by Frances Ya-Chu 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.

DATES
October 13 – November 5, 2017

DURATION
90 minutes (no intermission)

CAST
Mika Swanson - Sunny
Kevin Lin - Pete/Ran Feng
Allen Go - Old Lao/Gao Chen
Nina Williams-Teramachi - Mr. Destiny
Van Lang Pham - James/Li Han
Kathy Hsieh - Artemis Chang/Wang Hua
Maile Wong - Ming-Ming/Qing Shu Min/Xiao Li

CREATIVE TEAM
Desdemona Chiang - Director
Eliza Wu - Assistant Director/Dramaturg
Burton Yuen - Scenic Designer
Jay Weinland - Sound Designer
Christine Tschirgi - Costume Designer
Emily Leong - Lighting Designer
Robin Macartney - Props Designer
Annie Yee - Choreographer
Emily Cioc - Stage Manager

 

POST-SHOW TALKBACKS
We will be holding post-show talkbacks for The World of Extreme Happiness after every performance.

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Seattle Public Theater presents The World of Extreme Happiness in cooperation with SIS Productions.