Saturday, April 10, 2010

Upcoming: Escape from Happiness ,Southwestern University, April 21 - 25

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Southwestern University presents

Escape From Happiness

By George F. Walker
Directed by Jared J. Stein

April 21-25, 2010
Wednesday & Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.
Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theatre, Southwestern University,
1001 East University Avenue, Georgetown

Tickets: Friday – Adults $18, Seniors (63 and over) $14, Youth (16 and
under) and Students, $12
Saturday and Sunday matinee - Adults $12, Seniors $10, Youth and Students, $8 There are Discounts available for groups of 20 or more.

Call the box office at 512-863-1378 for all information, schedules and to charge tickets by phone. Tickets may also be purchased on-line at

Escape from Happiness is a ferociously dark and wildly comic vision of the struggles of one very idiosyncratic family to achieve wholeness, peace, and stability in the face of a complex and adversarial world. George Walker's viciously funny satire cuts straight to the heart of urban anxiety.

Three adult sisters join forces with their mother to solve a crime. With criminals and cops closing in on their home and a father they do not trust, time is running out for this family. Ten unforgettable characters pit love against violence in a high-stakes gamble for happiness.

Playwright Walker turns the pandemonium to his advantage, finding belly laughs and bona fide compassion in the midst of the mayhem. One critic has called the resulting chaos "half Sam Shepard and half George S. Kaufman." Canadian playwright George F. Walker would probably tell you that the social fabric in today's urban centers is in serious disrepair. But his telling wouldn't be one-100th as hilarious -- or one-10th as disturbing -- as what he shows us in Escape From Happiness.

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