Lumia Theater: - Robert Caisley; dir: SuzAnne Barabas.
Alfred is happy about his life. Really happy. He's happy with his job. He's happy with his fourteen-year marriage to Melinda. He's even happy raising his special-needs daughter, Claire, who's confined to a wheelchair. In fact, Alfred seems to be happy with everything and everyone in his life. Things spin out of control when Alfred's bohemian artist best friend, Eduardo, invites him to dinner to meet the latest woman in his life, Eva, a dour twenty-two-year-old art student suspicious of anything "upbeat." Alfred begins to doubt the authenticity of his happiness, and the dinner party ends in disaster. Alfred and Melinda are forced to reassess their marriage, and indeed, their entire life together. Happy is a play about how vicious and envious we can be of people possessed with a natural joie de vivre.