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Dec 1, 2015

FVCC Theatre Presents “Happy”

FVCC theatre students (left to right) Justin Allred, Keanna Blodgett, James Vale and Katie Keller rehearse for “Happy.”
FVCC theatre students (left to right) Justin Allred, Keanna Blodgett, James Vale and Katie Keller rehearse for “Happy.”

Flathead Valley Community College Theatre will bring “Happy” by Robert Caisley to the FVCC Theatre stage this December.

 

Directed by Theatre Instructor Rebecca Spear, star of Alpine Theatre Project’s summer production of “Chicago,” “Happy” stars FVCC students Justin Allred, Keanna Blodgett, Katie Keller and James Vale. Spear calls the play “funny, smart, dark and thought-provoking.”

 

First produced in Missoula at the Montana Repertory Theatre, “Happy” is a story of a man, Alfred, who is happy about his life, job, marriage and raising his special-needs daughter. However, when Alfred’s best friend invites him to dinner to meet the latest woman in his life, things spin out of control. Alfred begins to doubt the authenticity of his happiness, and in turn, he makes everyone’s lives utterly miserable. The dinner party ends in disaster when Alfred and his wife, Melinda, are forced to reassess their marriage and their entire life together.

 

Said John Thomason of Miami New Times, “Happy” is “dinner-disaster dramedy on a grand scale. Caisley successfully engineers a transition from uncomfortable comedy of un-manners to full-blown psychodrama.”

 

“I am very proud of the students’ incredible work on this challenging piece,” said Spear.

 

“Happy” will be presented December 4, 5 and 10-12 at 7 p.m. in the FVCC Theatre inside the Arts & Technology building on the college’s Kalispell campus. General admission tickets are $10, senior citizen tickets are $5, and student tickets are free. Advance tickets are available online at www.fvcc.edu/theatre, at the FVCC Bookstore Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 756-3814. Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the FVCC Theatre Box Office prior to show times. Due to adult content, this play is recommended for mature audiences.

 

For more information, call the FVCC Theatre Box Office at 756-3906.