Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Upcoming: Reading of The Happy Ones by playwright Julie Marie Myatt, University of Texas, October 28

Received directly:

James Mitchener Center for Writers University of Texas

Julie Marie Myatt (image: Mitchener Center for Writers, University of Texas)

at the University of Texas at Austin

presents a reading of

The Happy Ones

by Julie Marie Myatt, Fall 2010 Michener Residency Author

Thursday, October 28, 7 p.m.

Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302, southeast corner of 24th & Speedway on theUT Campus

Orange County, California, 1975. For appliance salesman Walter Wells, it’s the happiest place on earth. He has a beautiful wife. Two great kids. A house with a pool. Contentment. Until fate strikes a devastating blow, leaving Walter with no reason to put the pieces of his life back together. He resists attempts to help, especially the unexpected — and unwanted — o er from a Vietnamese refugee named Bao Ngo, who bears his own sorrows. Across a cultural divide, Walter and Bao each look to the other for a way back, if not to happiness, then at least to peace.

Julie Marie Myatt’s The Happy Ones is the winner of the Ted Schmitt Award
from the L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle honoring an outstanding new play . Her other recent work includes Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter, which premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before being performed at the Kennedy Center in DC; My Wandering Boy; Sex Habits of American Women; and Boats on a River. Her plays The Joy of Having a Body, Zealot, and Mr. and Mrs. are all published by Playscripts,Inc.

A member of New Dramatists, Myatt lives in Los Angeles.

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